WE STAND IN THE GAP
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
Engage with challanges, overcome, and discover renewed excitement for learning
See the results, earn the rewards, and strengthen trust in institutions of learning.
Discover a network of supporters, advocates, and mentors to fully engage with
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!
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.
Join the fun!
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