Electric lunch returns for the spring


Eshaan Mani

A group of students perform during Electric Lunch.

Ford Montgomery, Staff Writer

The music was loud and people were singing on the Falcon Green. It was time for Electric Lunch.

Electric Lunch, which is student-led, has been one of the most popular on-campus events. This event started with a band called Hudson Cubed in 2017, and this band inspired other students to perform. 

While there have been many other student bands that have performed at Electric Lunch with instruments such as drums, electric guitar, and bass, this year the Fine Arts Leadership Board has decided to make the performances more inclusive, providing more students with accompanist roles.

Students who are planning to perform this year include seniors Carolina Weiland on vocals, Daniel Miner on vocals and acoustic guitar, Evan Bailard on bass and Vivian Finch on vocals.

 Juniors who plan to perform include Alex Jinette on drums and  Joycie Brass on vocals, while sophomore Evelyn Mach plans to perform on vocals and Patrick Reilly on electric guitar.

Weiland and Miner oversee all Electric Lunch programs and work with Mr. Mark Sell, director of technical theatre, to set up technology, put together a set list, organize rehearsals and publicize the event.

“I personally love organizing things like this and publicizing so it’s not a huge burden,” Weiland said.  

Even though Electric Lunch is a fun, relaxing time to listen to music, there is also a deeper reason for it. 

“Playing music in a group is so much more fun than playing alone,” Weiland said. “So many students at Kinkaid play instruments that are meant for rock ensembles and rarely get to put this skill to use, or only play alone. The energy and excitement of getting to play in a band with other students are completely unmatched, in my opinion, not to mention the musical skills acquired apart from technical proficiency.” 

Weiland explained that the performances also give students who are maybe shy or scared to perform in big moments before an audience that will listen but not judge. Anyone can perform.

“I virtually got rid of my performance anxiety through Electric Lunch,” Weiland said. “I became a better public speaker and overall a more confident person the more I performed in a band. It was genuinely life-changing in a way I did not anticipate.”