Chops Inc

Winterguard is Coming!


About us

Do you love music? We do!

Chops Inc. is an award-winning, independent performing arts organization based in Minneapolis/St. Paul. We are best known for our all-age drum and bugle corps that competes nationally with Drum Corps International (DCI). With a dedicated world-class staff and talented mentors, we are here to provide our members with an enriching and rewarding experience.

What makes us different?

Chops is best described as a family; we are united by our shared passion and commitment to music artistry.

We offer opportunities for all those who are passionate about music to perform. We even provide mentorships and learning opportunities for members who may have started their music career on one instrument, but wish to march with us as a brass or percussion player, or even with the colorguard.

Chops' moderate rehearsal schedule makes it easy for members to still enjoy performing while balancing school or work.



Interested in joining Chops as a musician or colorguard? 


Let us know you want to help, and we'll let you know when and where!


Want to come to a Chops board meeting and see what happens behind the scenes?


Leave us a voicemail and we'll call you back ASAP.


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Thanks for your interest in Chops!

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We're serious about putting on a good show,

but we like to have fun while we do it!

all skills

Music shouldn't have an age limit;

that's why we open our doors to all.

Started on a woodwind, and want

to play brass or percussion?

We have skilled mentors that can teach you!

work & Play

You have a life. So do we.

We keep our rehearsal schedule

reasonable so you can balance

school, work, and family, too.

Who says you can't have it all?



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