The meeting room at the Red River Parish Library was crowded Monday afternoon with excited, expectant children and parents. Lady Chops was coming to town. They were not disappointed.
Lady Chops is Elizabeth Vidos. She hails from Morgan City but now lives in Ruston. She entertained by getting all of the children involved in the show. Everything was preceded by a drum roll (patting your thighs with both hands) and a symbol crash.
Vidos explained that Chops means doing what you do the best you can. Lady Chops has been a drummer since grade school. And she was part of “Stomp” the off Broadway and touring troop for ten years. She can create music with just about anything, including drumming on arms, legs, and chest.
Check out the video of the kids making their own band. You won’t be disappointed.
The program included almost every percussion instrument you can think of. There were a couple of new ones thrown in. Lady Chops got the children involved in making music. There was instruction on how to play the various instruments, then the opportunity for the kids to try it for themselves. And that lead to the band you see performing on the video.
Lady Chops started her library touring last summer here in Coushatta. She told The Journal that this summer she is bringing her show to 90 libraries across the state. It is part of the local library’s summer reading program.