The 21st Annual Holiday Evening at Edison State will be held on Wednesday, November 28at the Edison State Community College Piqua Campus. Five-member brass band, Lucky Chops, will be changing things up 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.
Edison State is pleased to announce an additional component to this year’s event. Lucky Chops will be conducting Edison State Music Education Clinics for local junior and high school jazz band members on the day after their performance on Thursday, November 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 holding masterclasses to inspire younger generations of musicians.
“Lucky Chops is a very entertaining instrumental group,” stated Holiday Evening Chair 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.”
A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are $125 per person and sell out quickly. Tickets may be purchased online at www.edisonohio.edu/holidayevening. For more information about Holiday Evening at Edison State or the Music Education Clinics, please email Julie Slattery or call 937.778.7805.