About Chops

Chops Percussion is an educational percussion company run by percussion educators, combined with the service and support of one of the nation's best school music dealers.

Chops Percussion Proudly Offers:

  • Concert Percussion
  • Marching Percussion
  • World Percussion
  • Drum Set (educational)
  • Pro Audio & Electronics
  • Synthesizers & Digital Keyboards

Meet Brian Travelsted

Brian Travelsted (above) began his career at Chops Percussion after spending many years as a percussion educator and band director in both Florida and Indiana. He most recently served as the Percussion Director at West Broward High School in Pembroke Pines, FL.  Throughout his time as an educator he actively repaired equipment on all concert and marching percussion instruments.  Brian continues to arrange and consult with various groups throughout Florida in both the marching band and indoor seasons.

  • 19 years of percussion education/arranging experience
  • 8 years as a band director/assistant band director
  • Staff member/arranger of 2 Florida state marching band champions
  • Arranger/designer of 4 Florida FMBC marching band finalists
  • Staff member /arranger of numerous indoor (SFWGA/FFCC) medalist/finalist

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