Chops, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN United States
Founded: 1994

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Chops, Inc. is a senior marching and maneuvering and parade corps based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Composed of the elements "Chopstix Percussion," formed in 1991, "Hot Chops Color Guard," formed in 1992, and "Top Chops Horn Line," formed in 1994, the corps performs primarily in parades and in Drum Corps Midwest competitions.

Chops' mission is "to provide a program for people in music and performance training within a positive environment that emphasizes character and social development, leadership, self-discipline, and the pursuit of excellence."

Chops, Inc. emphasizes fun and irreverence in their appearances. Dressed in aloha shirts, black shorts, Panama hats, and red tennis shoes, "Chops is known for their fun loving unique style, zany antics to encourage crowd participation, and tireless energy that sets [them] apart from the rest of the performing units."


Members (8)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Bohanek, Bob Mello / Executive Director 2005 to 2007
Bonfig, Mike Brass Staff 2001 to 2003
Conlin, Sarah Drumline and Colorguard 2000 to 2004
Kilanowski, Matthew Pit & Cymbals 2001 to 2002
Kilanowski, Matthew Mellophone 2003 to 2010; 2012 to 2013
Lemm, Tony Pit 2006
Reed, Michael Contrabass/Baritone 1998 to 1999
Yaroch, Andy Mellophone 2004 to 2008

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Chops, Inc.

Chops Inc Minneapolis MN LP from the Bill Ives Collection