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The News that Happens Between the Newsletters

2008  Archive

Current Practice Schedule


Below:  An overview of LUNCH Activities for  2008

For all  upcoming current events see the calendar  here


DECEMBER 6, 2008
The 2008 LUNCH Holiday Show
A Great Success and a Fantastic Performance From All !


Bill  Pere was named as one the Top 50 Innovators, Groundbreakers, Iconoclasts, and Guiding Lights of the Music Industry by Music Connection Magazine, one of the oldest and most respected music business publications.  ( article here )

Bill was named by General Mills and Wakefern Foods as one of their  Top 10 Hunger Fighting Hereos.  He will appear on a Special Edition Cheerios Box, available in all Shop-Rite stores.

Bill appears on the cover of the new 10th Edition Indie Bible,  the #1 reference book for independent artists in the music business.

NOVEMBER 15, 2008

The Ensemble teamed up with artists from the Connecticut Songwriters Association to raise almost $1,800 at the 6th Annual Day of Praise Concert in Hamden.

SUMMER 2008:

In August:  LUNCH begins the Fall season at J.B. Williams Park in Glastonbury, at the annual CSA Showcase/Picnic . August 24, 1-5pm -- FREE SHOW !

JULY 25:  Carson's Store, Noank

Our 13th Annual Summer Music Camp at Camp Wightman
Fifty-five campers, counselors, and LUNCH kids had a fun-filled week ending with 2 outstanding  performances



S.A.S.S  (Sisters Against Sad Societies) is a new CD-single from our Voices For Hope program

It features
Samantha And Stefanie Shaufler singing about using the fire and energy of youth to make the world a more hopeful place.


Listen to Sample


On July 4, 2008, Bill and Kay had new songs released on the Compilation CD, "An American Sampler", along with 8 other artists.  The CD is a collection of Americana, Nostalgia, and Patriotic Songs, including several moving tributes to the events of  9/11.  Kay's song "Army Boots and Satin Slippers" is released for the first time, as is Bill's new song
"I Am Erica".

Also featured are "Because the Sky Fell Down", and  "Heart of the Storm".


In June, Bill and Kay were in West Virginia to present and perform at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences at the National Independent Music Conference.

Bill Pere with Ron Sowell, Founder of the national Mountain Stage Radio Show

Kay Pere and Ron Sowell work on a song

Bill and Kay at the Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia

MAY 2008

May 21 - Bill is at Central CT State University to present a math workshop at CAMPY (CT Association for Mathematically Precocious Youth)

May 18 - The Ensemble presents a Hunger Awareness Concert in Westerly RI, to benefit the Harvest Home Shelter.  

Right:  Bill and Kay next to the LUNCH Quilt made by one of our volunteers

Below Left: The Ensemble with Kay singing "Shooting Star"

Below Right: The Director of the Harvest Home Shelter receives a check for $500

May 9 -- We were back at the Shubert Theater in New Haven with
the original Harry Chapin Band. It was truly a night to remember, as the Ensemble and the Chapin Band put on a great show to a standing ovation.
    Photos Here!


Bill Pere presents Jonathan and Steve Chapin with a $1000 donation from LUNCH to  World Hunger Year


APRIL 2008

LUNCH presents Hunger Awareness Concerts at
St David Church, Gales Ferry - April 5 2008 and First Congregational Church, Old Saybrook, April 12, 2008
Photos Here!


MARCH 2008

Bill and Kay were presenters and performers at the Singer-Songwriter Conference in Cape May, NJ, March 6-8.

Bill and Kay performed at a House Concert during their
West Coast visit, March 2008



Bill was at the Hart School of Music (University of Hartford) to present a songwriting workshop for the Glastonbury Inter-District Middle School Composition Session.

Bill presented a Math/Music curriculum enrichment program for the Westerly Middle School, January-March


Voices For Hope

Our 3rd Year !  Two Competitions! Win a $500 Scholarship
and professional Recording and Performing opportunities.

Click Here for 2008-09 Audition Info


Deadline Feb 28, 2009 for finals and concert in East Hartford, CT April 4 2009 to benefit Special Voices
(kids with special challenges)

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LUNCH is seeking female vocalists, ages 13 and up, to do lead and backup parts on our next CD.  If you would like to be part of this  project, contact us right away (click here to e-mail us).  This will be a great addition to the collection of CD's that we have released so far...


LOOKING FORWARD  to the next Holiday Show  in 2009   "Christmas on Gilligan's Island"





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