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Chops is partnering with St. Paul Public Schools' after school program, FLIPSIDE, to start a movement in St. Paul.


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In partnership with the St. Paul Public Schools afterschool program, FLIPSIDE, Chops is helping restore pathways to success for St. Paul Youth in new and innovative ways. Through a reimagined approach to marching arts drumming, Chops aims to tackle opportunity and achievement gaps is St Paul's diverse communities. Join us as we STAND IN THE GAP

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Engage with challanges, overcome, and  discover renewed excitement for learning

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See the results, earn the rewards, and strengthen trust in institutions of learning.

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Discover a network of supporters, advocates, and mentors to fully engage with

in-class options.

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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. He leads Chops, Inc.’s St. Paul youth outreach programs, and is the primary instructor at our Global Arts Plus and Hidden River After School Drumline programs.

Are you ready to drum? Let’s make the fall Flipside session unforgettable!

Covid-19 Policy

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

2023 After School Drumlines

Global Arts Plus Upper
Hidden River Middle School

Highland Middle School

Murray Middle School

We invite everyone interested in supporting Chops and our SPPS Drumlines to attend our Fall Showcase!

More information coming soon. 

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