Chops, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN United States
Founded: 1994

Active Senior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1999 "The Kitchen Sink" - Ballet Sacra * Beer Barrel Polka * Chops Medley * A Mis Abuelos * School's Out * Stars and Stripes Forever  
2000 Theme from Dragnet * Livin' la Vida Loca * Ecstasy * The Simpsons Theme * Copacabana * What a Wonderful World * Hava Nagila * Play Me Some Mountain Music * My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic) * Pinball Wizard (from Tommy) * Rodeo  
2001 "Until Next Time" - Also Spracht Zarathustra (from 2001: A Space Odyssey) * Rocky * School's Out * Beer Barrel Polka * 1812 Overture * Pagliacci * West Side Story Medley * Freebird  
2002 "Moulin Rouge" - (Repertoire not available)  
2003 Shotgun Blues * I Can't Turn You Loose * Minnie The Moocher * Shake A Tailfeather * Ghost Riders in the Sky * Rawhide * Everybody Needs Somebody To Love * Shout  
2004 "Would You Like Some Fries With That Shake?" - Shaker Song * Variations on a Shaker Hymn * Jump In The Line * Shakedown Street * Shake A Tail Feather * Shake Your Rump to the Funk  
2005 201 79.100 "Yes, We're Serious - And Don't Call Us Shirley!" Yes, Were're Serious… And Don't Call Us Shirley! - Pinball Wizard (from Tommy) * Tommy, Can You Hear Me (from Tommy) * See Me, Feel Me (from Tommy) * Listening To You (from Tommy) * Heavenly * Freebird  
2006 204 73.700 "I Never Kissed Winnie Cooper" - A Little Help From My Friends * Symphony for the Devil * Kissing A Fool * Sir Duke  
2007 18 77.975 "Chops Does Wicked" - No One Mourns The Wicked (from Wicked) * Dear Old Shiz (from Wicked) * What is This Feeling? (from Wicked) * Wonderful (from Wicked) * Defying Gravity (from Wicked) * One Short Day (from Wicked)  
2008 203 79.225 "My Pet Rock Wore Platform Shoes" - Never Been Any Reason * Free Ride * Brand New Key * Without You * Romeo and Juliet * Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting  
2009 (Repertoire not available)  
2011 (Repertoire not available)  
2014 Be Yourself - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 * Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt Suite #1) * Anitra's Dance * Death of Ase * Morning  
2015 205 70.850 OUTATIME - Times Like These * Johnny B. Goode * Back to the Future  
2016 203 75.030 Beacon - Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque) * Quintile (from Adventures in Time) * Fix You  
2017 205 74.100 Aria 51 - Flight * Arrows of the Gods (from Titus) * The Flower Duet * I Will Follow You Into the Dark  
2018 Skyscraper - (Repertoire not available)  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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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."

[www.chopsinc.com]

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.

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