Edison adds music clinics to fundraiser


Lucky Chops will perform at Edison State Community College in Piqua in November.

Lucky Chops will perform at Edison State Community College in Piqua in November.


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PIQUA — The 21st annual Holiday Evening at Edison State Community College, here, will be Nov. 28.

The five-member brass band, Lucky Chops, will be perform this year with their redefined sound and energy. Proceeds from this event directly benefit the Edison Foundation Scholarship Fund which supports Edison State students through scholarship opportunities.

Lucky Chops will also be conducting Edison State music education clinics for local junior and high school jazz band members, Nov. 29. These clinics have been made possible and are sponsored by the Miami County Foundation and the Piqua Community Foundation.

The members of Lucky Chops attended New York City’s LaGuardia Arts High School and got their start by performing in the New York City subway system. In 2015, a South American tourist posted their performance online and changed everything. The video went viral and Lucky Chops soon found themselves on a European tour. Upon their return, they appeared as the house band for a season of MTV’s hit talk show, “Girl Code Live.” The band is passionate about visiting schools across the globe and leading master classes to inspire younger generations of musicians.

“Lucky Chops is a very entertaining instrumental group,” said Holiday Evening Chairman Stan Evans. “They are very active in the performance of their shows and provide great entertainment for all ages, from high school to mature listeners. This event is a wonderful way to start the holiday season. You will have a fun evening visiting with friends, enjoying great food and hearing some very entertaining music. You will go home with a smile on your face, a song or two in your head, and you can be pleased knowing you just helped a deserving student move ahead in their college career.”

Tickets are $125 per person and are available at www.edisonohio.edu/holidayevening. For information, email jslattery@edisonohio.edu or call 937-778-7805.

Lucky Chops will perform at Edison State Community College in Piqua in November.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/07/web1_LuckyChops_BandMembers.jpgLucky Chops will perform at Edison State Community College in Piqua in November. Courtesy photo