Chops, Inc. is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our Board of Directors.

Chops, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit, provides programs to educate members of all ages in the art of music and performance. We offer our members and students a positive, fun environment that emphasizes teamwork, self-discipline, and the pursuit of personal growth and performance excellence.

Our current programs include a Drum Corps, Colorguard / Winterguard, a professional and an amateur steel-drum band, and an educational outreach program that provides free classroom steel-drum instruction to K-12 schools in the Greater Twin Cities.

Chops receives the majority of its revenues from our licensed charitable gambling operation, and also counts on financial and in-kind donations from local businesses and individual donors.

Chops’ Board of Directors seeks to add individuals with a broad range of skill sets, including: nonprofit governance, business management, finance, marketing & communications, music education, music performance, and DEI (diversity, equity, & inclusion). This is an exciting time to join Chops as we are launching a strategic planning process this summer.

Our board meets virtually the third Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 p.m., with occasional in-person meetings. On average, board members can expect to spend up to four hours per month on board service (including the two-hour monthly meeting).