Music greats join Lagond School of Music for live webcast fundraiser

Written by on February 9, 2012

Charlie Lagond and Friends

Charlie Lagond and Friends

One of classic alternative music’s top brass men, Charlie Lagond, is celebrating a big milestone for his non-profit music school. Members of the band for which he led the horn section, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, and several other top musicians will be on hand to help celebrate the 10th year of his Lagond School of Music with special fundraising webcast.

The Lagond-a-Thon will run live on Friday night, February 10th, 7-11pm Eastern Time on the school’s website, It will also be available there on-demand after the air date. The show will feature several student performers from the school and appearances by August “Kid Creole” Darnell, Coati Mundi, Adriana Kaegi, George Benson, Bongo Eddie, Oz Noy, Will Lee and members of the Blues Brothers Band. Throughout the program, Mundi will interview several graduates, talking with them about how their lives were positively affected while attending the Lagond School of Music.

Because its curriculum focuses greatly on public performance and preparing enrollees to further their education, The Lagond School of Music has an extraordinary track record of success: they have a 100% college admissions rate, with two-thirds of their students earning $1.8 million in scholarships. Many of Logond’s pupils are admitted into top universities’ music programs.

The Lagond School of Music also serves aspiring musicians with special needs. “The special needs program’s band really warms my heart,” says Kaegi, Co-Founder of Kid Creole and the Coconuts, who volunteers her talents to teach at the school. Kaegi says the group of strong-hearted youngsters will perform two songs during the Lagond-a-Thon webcast.

Money raised for the Lagond School of Music during the webcast fundraiser will go toward aiding students’ tuitions and keeping the facility running. Donations can also be made directly on the Lagond School of Music website.

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