OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR
IS HERE - JUNE 7-9, 2016 DURING PICCOLO SPOLETO!
As part of the chARTarama 2 Piccolo Spoleto celebration there will be 3-days of Public Piano Events to benefit the Music Battery. 100% of the money raised during these events will be donated to the Music Battery program.
Tuesday, JUNE 7 & Wednesday, JUNE 8:
Nationally recognized artist Kris Manning will be creating art on a piano donated by Fox Music House on the stage situated at the corner of Magnolia and Savannah Highway at the Triangle Char & Bar in Avondale, SC. This piano will be the focal point of this three day event where the public is invited to come up and play the piano leading up to a 24-hour piano marathon. The piano will be available for purchase and the money raised will benefit the Music Battery.
Special guest musician Charleston Mayor John Tecklenberg will play on Tuesday at 7:30pm!
Wednesday, JUNE 8:
Charleston's own "The Piano Dude", Braeden Kershner, will play the piano for 24 hours straight in a marathon to raise money for the Music Battery. The endurance, strength and musical knowledge to accomplish such a feat is stunning. The marathon begins at 6pm on Wednesday and will continue through to 6pm on Thursday leading into a live concert event. The marathon will be live streamed here.
Thursday, JUNE 9:
A live concert event will be headlined by national recording artist Brendan James and other Charleston area musicians on the stage. The piano will be auctioned off to a lucky person during the concert.
How can you donate to the Music Battery during the 3-day event?
We are The Music Battery Drumline.
We participate in a FREE after school program at the Ferndale Community Center in North Charleston, SC.
We're tutored and we finish our homework.
Then we drum. And drum some more.
We're taking the beat to the street.
"My grandson joined the drumline approximately one month ago. He has blossomed with his school work going from a D to a B+ in his studies. He has grown in his ability to follow directions and take personal responsibility - WONDERFUL!!!" ~ a proud grandfather
"I know for a fact that this program is working! We've know these kids since they were in elementary school and we see the difference in the kids. This program works!" ~ Robert Fludd, Program Director, North Charleston Parks and Recreation