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."