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Chops is partnering with twin cities area schools to start a movement in youth education.


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By partnering with Minnesota youth programs and educators, Chops is helping restore pathways to success for youth in new and innovative ways. Through a reimagined approach to marching arts drumming, Chops aims to tackle opportunity and achievement gaps in diverse communities. Join us as we DrumUp support for our community's growing youth!

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Program Development

Access professional development, curriculum resources, and equipment management support

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Explore opportunities for in class, outcome based 'artist-in residencies' for marching percussion.

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Discover a network of supporters, advocates, and mentors to fully engage with the greater Minnesota percussion community. 

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Meet Your director

Michael Finney is a St. Paul based percussion educator and program development consultant with more than 10 years of success with building and empowering Minnesota communities through music education. Michael leads Chops, Inc.’s various youth outreach programs, and is the primary coordinator for DrumUp program offerings. 

Are you ready to drum? Let's get a conversation started!

Covid-19 Policy

All events and participation are subject to our COVID-19 Policy. You can review our policy here

Our 2024 DrumUp Partners

All City Music

  • TKO Drumline

  • Patrick Henry High School

  • Brooklyn Park Lions Drum and Dance

  • Unlimited Next Level Drum and Dance Corps

  • St. Paul Public Schools - Murray, Highland, Global Arts

  • SWC Schools - Oltman, Lake, Woodbury, Cottage Grove

Join the fun!

Contact us to get started:

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