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Dec 2008:
I have just recently witnessed many help those less fortunate by attending a play put on by Bill Pere and the L.U.N.C.H (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) ensemble. I was in the play, and I have to say, it was all fun and games  until we sing the songs about people going hungry. At some points, despite the fact  that I was wearing a broiling hot and stuffy ape suit, the songs sent chills down my spine. I thought it was great that so many people attended the event, and I am happy to say that Kimo and Parker (and my man Adam) came, and paid for tickets. I had lots of fun performing, but I also thought of people who are in need, and those two feelings combined were very meaningful to me. ..Tristan Y.

You people are amazing -- I didn't know what to expect but I was totally blown away.  I hope to be at more of your concerts from now on.    Amanda C.

What an amazing program !! I'm so glad to have met you through your Voices For Hope project, and I'd like to become more involved in what you're doing.

Bill gave me a preview of what you're all doing on the new CD !  It sounds incredible, the songs are great, and I can't wait until it's all done. 
-- Lonnie 

hey bill! how are u doing? heard the parade/party was good. i just wanted to say i had fun in the two years in LUNCH and i really enjoyed working with you and kay and everyone else. i hope to attend some of your concerts if i get a chance. so... i am a graduate! and it feels awesome. im working at the aquarium this summer (which unfortunately means no music camp) and then heading down to FL at the end of august. well i hope youre doing well and ill talk to you soon!    -----    marvin

     I've gone over your website and want to congratulate you on all that you have accomplished.  You have changed the course ahead for so many people.
   It is with great honor that I sit here now smiling and think that I was once part of it.  I must admit, the sight of you piano coat gave me a big goofy grin.  I want to give you my thanks in letting me be part of the production. 
     I do know that looking back on it gives me a warm feeling in my heart and I hope that all the volunteers to come have that same feeling when they look back on their experience as well.
 ---- Bonnie (Stonington HS Class of '99)

Hi Everybody - Just wanted to write and say thank you to everyone for the birthday card. That meant a whole lot to me. I hung it up right in the middle of my music room! I had a really great time at the University of Hartford show. You guys all sounded AMAZING. I was (as I usually am) extremely impressed with the quality and togetherness that you guys have. You really made for a wonderful show that (from my vantage point) sounded great. Thanks again for the birthday wishes! Marcie and I will see you all soon! --Scott

Hi all!!! I did dance band on the Titanic as well, and I just wanted to thank everyone who was involved we had so much fun and all learned a lot mary and I are freshman now, and still say: Hors Devours ALL the time. (thanks to Dave for that wonderful line.) In miss you all and hope to do a show with you again in the future. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ALL!!!! much luv, Krystle (Asst. stage manager, Dance band on the Titanic, 2004.)

Your show was a real eye-opener for my husband. It really showed him what young kids are capable of. The creative energy you must have put into that production was just amazing and all the wordplay was ingenious. -- kdm

Hi I'm part of the Lunch ensemble, I'm a fairly new member :D -- It was tons of fun singing, and that elf costume... so sparkly...

Hey LUNCH people ! That show about the aliens kidnapping Santa Claus was the funniest thing I've ever seen, and your music was great!!!! You guys rock !!
E.J. Glaziano
ps -- it was nice to see you give those donations to the soup kitchens

I want to be in the Holiday Show this year! I was in the audience last year and I was wishing I could be up on stage having fun with all of you. It's great to be able to have such a good time while doing something that helps hungry people. -- k/c !!

Wow ! Summer camp was so much fun and I really learned a lot too. I want to come back again next year !!!

Hi Everyone! Great show last night! I had a whole lotta fun! As I told to some of you last night, Marcie and I are moving to Maryland (near Baltimore). I received a very good job offer down there. I wanted to tell everyone how much I have enjoyed playing with LUNCH. The group is amazing and a wonderful organization to be part of. I am honored to have had the opportunity to be part of it. You guys have made both Marcie and I feel so welcome. You are all family to us. That is why this is not a good-bye. Marcie and I both agreed to come up from Maryland and play in as many shows as we can. It won’t be every single show, but we will be up for some of them. I want to especially thank Bill and Kay for everything. You guys are really the magic that makes this all happen. For anyone who wants to e-mail me, my address is: See you guys in the fall!!! Keep the circle spinning!!!! Scott

Yea... i was in Dance Band on the Titanic as well... and i had SUCH a good time.... sooo many memories. Shut up and pucker up... brawk... *gasp*... zombie points...the wig...RESPECT... the play was just a lot of fun... and i hope i will do it again sometime. THank you soooo much to Bill, Mrs. Patnode and Mrs. Mancebo.. and i hope to see you all at improv nights!!! ..Katherine

Wow, thanks to everyone involved in Dance Band on the Titanic. I had a lot of fun working with everyone! So many good memories. Thanks to Bill, Kay, Mrs. P, Ms. Mancebo, Scott (How's the Star Trek game?) and the rest of the LUNCH ensemble. I know I'm getting so redundant that I'm repeating myself, but I had a lot of fun. So shut up and pucker up! (Thanks Mary!) -Jim (Von C.)

Congratulations to EVERYONE for another amazing performance on "Danceband On The Titanic". You all did so well!!!!! Scott Sivakoff

I would just like to say how much I now like the LUNCH program. I was recently involved in the Dance Band on the Titanic Production at Tyl Middle School, and now appreciate how many people in Connecticut actually do go hungry every night. Thanks!

The play "Dance Band On The Titanic" was so much fun to do and it was the first time that TYL has had a musical for our school plays! Thanks so much Bill, Ms. Patnode, and Ms. Mancebo for making it happen. I'd also like to thank Kay, Scott and the Lunch ensemble. Allie Plack...Brawk...hehehe

To all the LUNCH people I really enjoy your shows and I want to be a part of your program. You guys rock!!! pj

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope everyone had a great holiday and I am looking forward to a great 2004 with LUNCH!

My 6 year old daughter and I saw your concert rehearsal at Mystic Village yesterday. We really enjoyed your personable approach to the music and found your concert very engaging. We just wanted to let you know! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

I realize I may be a little late for this season, but LUNCH sounds like an amazing program that I would like to learn more about and get involved in.

I'm really glad I joined this group -- I can't wait until the next show. Please do a show in our school! RJ

LUNCH is cool and so is bill and amanda and melody and sarah and all those people !!

To all in LUNCH, You guys are the best. You all played and sang your hearts out tonight and made the show at the Univ. Of Hartford so amazing. Thank you all for a great night of music!! Can't wait to do it again! :-) - Scott

Can't wait to see everyone on May 16!!! See you guys there!!!

Hey everyone! I am so happy for all of you! LUNCH has really taken off. I was in an awesome show a few years ago, and by the looks of things its only getting better. I'd love to get into it soon! Good luck everyone! ~Jessica

Thank you for your time Bill and Kay..... Jeanine/Jenelle

I am pleased with the program. It is worth the hour drive to show my kids the dedication that is needed to make a change......---cherrille/hartford ct

This is such a great organization. I am honored to be a part of it and I thank everyone involved who keeps the Circle spinning! - Scott

That last concert you did was so fuch fun! I'll be at your next one!! -- A.J.

Just got your new CD and I'll be coming to see you in concert!!! Great stuff!!! -- Sean

HEY!! Lunch is awesome.. everyone, KEEP IT UP!!!!! ~~n

FANTASTIC !! Harry's dream lives on !!!

Melody is the best person ever! EVERYONE LOOK AT HER PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3, ME :) -(amanda)

I heard some of your CDs -- They are really good. I hope I can get all of them.

This is a wonderful program and a great web site. The photos really show what you're all about.

It's great to see so many people having so much fun while helping those in need!

I am excited to be in the next show!

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