"Education & Entertainment At Its Best"
Some Of The Nice Things People Have
Jamieson School - Kerry Doan PTO
"Jim, FANTASTIC! as you began your first show, I intended to stay for only 10 minutes as I
had to get to work. But I found myself unable to
leave- your energy, enthusiasm, and talent was
contagious and kept me riveted to my chair to the very end of the show."
North Road Elementary - Brenda McLaughlin,
"I've had comments
made to me by the teachers stating 'best assembly and a lot of fun, worth every penny', I hope we can have him back again!' The students were very motivated by your message
and loved your spooning-of course they all tried their hand at it."
St. John's Lutheran - Sue
Miller, Assistant Principal
"Jim, the students are
still talking about your performances, especially the 'Hillbilly Band. 'Our parents really enjoyed
your message about drugs and
felt it was worth their while to come!' May God continue to bless you."
South Elementary -
Genie Tobias, Principal
"Out of all the acts we've had,
yours was the first one in which the kids were begging me to have you
Grissom Elementary - Doug Stewart
"I've seen some teachers smile for the first time. We'll definitely have you back again. Great
Marshall Elementary - Debbie Worley, PTA
"Out of all the schools I called in my
district, your show was the most recommended over everyone else."
School - Sue Kelly, Principal
"Your humor and talent
entertained us and brightened our day with tears of
laughter in many of our eyes."
Parkview Elementary - Susan Lukaart,
"The message was clear to our students! Someone with your charisma can send out the 'respect' message and have clout! Thank
you for a meaningful and high energy performance."
Collins Elementary - Gail Quinn, Cultural
"Your show was outstanding! The student body were all involved in laughter during the entire show. We've also heard how COOL it was that Spoon Man played spoons right on
everyone's hands. You are definitely a winner. We at Collins would highly recommend your show."
Pewaukee PTO - Liz DeLatt, PTO Chairperson
"The response to your program was terrific!! The kids were very impressed with your message of respecting themselves and others. That night when I
returned to school to pick up our 5th grader, a student actually held the door open for me. That was a pleasant
BC-IG Elementary School - Kathi Ketelsen,
"In one short phrase, it was FABULOUS!!! It's always difficult to find someone who will appeal to teachers and
students alike, across the varied age groups of kindergarten to
fifth grade. Both students and teachers made positive comments after the show. We even had
some preschoolers who were enthralled."
Kent County Juvenile Court - Dana,
" Jim, the Juvi kids and staff loved your performance! We've had many visiting artists here recently, and you were the only one that drew a crowd in the hallway as well as in the chapel! I admire your trust in yourself, in
following your dreams. I hope we will have the pleasure of your company again soon."
Rogers Lane Elementary - Joyce Grumment,
2nd Grade Teacher
"Jim, the staff's opinion
was very positive and you can tell by the enclosed letters how my class enjoyed it. Better move over, these kids are really getting into the spoons.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters - Mike
Urschalitz, Social Worker
"In my 6 years at Big Brothers/Big Sisters, this show
was by far the best in its entertainment and appeal to
all ages. Many of our volunteers also said this was the best entertainment they have
seen yet at the dinner."
Elementary - Verne Sawyer, Principal
"You were the
first program that I've seen that could entertain both the 1st graders
as well as the 6th graders throughout your show."
Elementary - Kathy Davison, Principal
"The principal from Bemis Elementary
was absolutely correct. You were
the best show we
have ever had."
Elementary - Cindy Ebinger, PTO
"Just wanted to thank you again
for a great performance at our little school today. I have never missed an assembly since my daughter
has been in school (she was the one in the chair with the cast on her
leg - 2nd grader), and this one was
certainly one of the best!
I have never heard the school walls rattle with laughter from the children as they did today. You're
doing a great thing!"
Elementary - Mrs. Heim's, Teacher
class really enjoyed your show yesterday. I was wondering how you were going to keep us all entertained
for a long period of time with your spoons. I
love the message you gave to the students. You do very good in getting that message across."
Gardens Elementary -
my son Lain attended your presentation. He is in the 1st grade and
he is running about 'playing spoons' as I type, and he dictates. He wants
you to know that he
loves playing the spoons and that he thought your show was awesome today. Radical, I am being corrected.He says he wants to grow up
and be like you. He said that you looked as good as you do because
you stayed away from drugs Which I think is great
myself.It is time for bed (school night) and Lain says have a good night."
Elementary - Suzan Stabile, Parent
"Thank you so much for your wonderful show . Both of my daughters, Britney 3rd grade & Sara 1st grade haven't
stopped talking about you since they came home from school yesterday. Not to mention the amount
of spoon clanging going on in the house!!!!I was told we
had to visit your web page !!! Here we are, so now they can go to school this morning and tell
Elementary - April Minatrea, Teacher
"I'm a substitute teacher and
attended the assembly today. I wanted to let you know I
thoroughly enjoyed the program, as did the fifty or so first and second graders in my care.
I liked both the message
and the method of presentation.
I'll be sending an e-mail to Dave Letterman as well. Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon and best of luck."
Intermediate School - Dennis Hayes, Library Media Tech
"Just wanted to let you know
you did a terrific show.
It's hard to get young kids to pay attention and sit fairly still that
long. I was the 'impartial judge' you selected. Thanks again! Nice
Nicolet Elementary -
Jennifer Klapka, Teacher
wanted to let you know that my kids and I really
show. It was funny, entertaining
Thank you. I especially liked how you mentioned the importance of
getting an education and reading. Thanks again!!!!"
Elementary - Mrs. Karazsia's, 1st Grade Class
are really good at spoons. We really
liked the show.
We hope that you come here again."
Elementary - Mr. Vande Berg's 4th Grade Class
returned from watching your show at the Harlan High School Auditorium.
Jonny from our
class was excited to be picked to help and to get 'spooned.' Good luck and we enjoyed the
Buford School - Mrs.
Ice's Kindergarten Class
your show. We
saw you at Buford School in Mt. Vernon, IL. We liked when you were playing
the spoons on your bottom. We also liked it when you played the
spoons on our hands. We thought it was really funny when the Hill Billy Band played and when you wore that silly hat with
the long hair. We hope that we can see another one of your shows
again. Thank you for coming to Mt. Vernon, we thought your
show was really, really cool!"
Conception School - Jen, 8th Grade
to tell you that I thought you show was really
in 8th grade, and I'm sure you know we usually don't get to involved with
the school assemblies, but your
show was really fun! All my friends and I were laughing
the whole time, thanks for giving us a good time!"
Elementary - Thomas, Student
your show was
was neat how you played the spoons on everyone.
I am practicing playing
I am getting good at it. I
am a fellow spooner."
Elementary - Tara, 1st Grade
"I would like to go to one of your programs one day. I really enjoyed your
you came to my school. I hope to someday be able to play the spoons just
like you. Thank
you for playing your spoons on my hand."
School - Katie & Jessica, Students
your presentation this
afternoon very much. We both are learning how to play the spoons and we can play the alphabet and London Bridge
is falling down. We
made up a game where two or more people have a pair of spoons and we listen to a song
on the radio and who ever plays a rhythm from that
song is the winner.
We liked your show a lot and hope that you will come again and perform
again for us!"
Gardens School -
you for coming to our school. That
is really cool!!! If you really want to know what I felt at first, I thought it was going
to be kind of boring because my teacher said we were going to see a assembly
on the 'Spoon
I have to tell you I
really enjoyed it. It was so fun seeing you dance and play the spoons at the same time. It
is a good influential thing which makes old and young people think they
could do anything. For instance, becoming a teacher or being the first
to land on mars or something wacky and out of this world kind of thing!!!
On behalf of my class I would like to thank
you for coming to our school."
- Tate, Student
"You are REALLY funny and it was really funny when you had Mr.Webber come up there and
you put a goldilocks wig on him. Thanks
For coming to our school."
Eastside School -
me Billy . Are you going to do another show in McLeansboro soon? I liked
your show at East Side School! It
am a big fan of Elvis!! I thought it was funny when you did
an impression of Elvis!! hope to see
Flaget Elementary -
Elizabeth & Jenna, 3rd Grade
loved the hillbilly
band. It was
funny when little squirt was up there. We
you did the impression of Elvis. We learned to say no to drugs. "
- Kyle, 2nd Grade
have to say your
show was awesome.
When you picked out one of my good
put on the Pippy Longstocking wig I
couldn't stop laughing. I just loved your show. Just come
back some day if possible. Also I have to say my second grade buddy just rushed home
as fast as he could to
talk to his family about it."
Highview School -
Do you remember I was Billyburt with the rock
and roll wig I learned how to play the spoons at home! When I grow
up I want to
be funny like you! My
dad said he saw you at the school he works at. Thanks
for coming to my school."
School - Jen, Student
You were pretty awesome at the spoons. Did you say you learned to play by your Grandpa
teaching you? My brother thought you were awesome because he is really good at the drums.
I told him that you wanted a drum set when you were 9 but your parents
wouldn't get you one."
School - Nathan, 1st Grade
your show and after school I went home and tried to play the spoons. I
was really good. But I tried a new way. I put on a show for my Dad. Thank you for
teaching me about
the spoons. My Dad doesn't know how I do it."
Apollo Elementary - Daniel, 3rd Grade
"I saw your show.I thought it was awesome.The funniest part was when
Nancy went up on stage. It was funny when you let her play the marrocca.
Your line about having bolts in the morrocca was hysterical.I thought
it was funny when you put the white hair on. Hope you come to our school
St. Bridget School - James, 1st Grade
"I liked the show. My favorite part was when you played the spoons
on my hand. I hope you come back to
my school again.PS - Mom and Dad thought the show was great also. Keep
up the excellent entertainment and valuable message that you send to all the kids. Best of Luck."
Farrand Elementary - Ms. Diane, Teacher
"Just wanted to let you know how much we (enjoyed) your show. We
went back to our school and had spoons and pudding
in your honor. We went through over 150 plastic spoons for
just 44 kids..... they all played spoons most of the afternoon. Thanks
for finding your talent and sharing it with us... you were great!!!!!!!!!!!"
St. Angela School - Meggie, 8th Grade
"You really helped me see that
I can be anything I want ,even a spoon player, if I say no to drugs. My
friend and I walked home from school today in those nifty hats you gave
us! I have one question...do you have to take lessons to become a spoon
player? Well, thanks a lot for talking to my grade!"
St. John's School - Kaity Taylor, 1st Grade
"I thought you were awesome.
Do you have snow in Michigan? We got about 4 inches yesterday. I have
been trying to play the spoons. I put 2 spoons together and put a rubber
band around them. I played them on my mom's head. I did it to my dad too,
and he didn't like it. My mom just laughed and we did it to the cat too.Thank
you for coming to my school."
Immaculate Conception School- Michael, 4th Grade
"You are so funny . The hillbilly act was awesome. You are sure good
at the spoons.I went to your web page too. I kind of know how to do the
spoons, but not better than you . I saw some teachers crying you were
so funny. I really liked your SHOW VERY MUCH. I think you are a smart
guy. Is that bully thing really true when you were in seventh grade?"
Central School - Ms. Palma, Music Teacher
"Hi Spoon Man! We're the music class that just listened to your show,
and we LOVED it! By the way, how do
you tune your spoons? Ha! We loved
the Hillbilly band. Thanks for coming to see us, we had a great time!!!!!"
Sowers Elementary - Dylan Swank, Kindergarten
"I liked your performance today. I wanted to thank you for the great
show. I wish I could see you again here in Roanoke because
I really enjoyed your show! You can find me here anytime, and I hope to
see you again.Bye and thank you."
Eastview Elementary - Susan Yocum, Teacher
"Thank you for the wonderful opening to our Eastview Day.You did
an excellent program and we ALL enjoyed it."
Dimmick School - Rita Stevenson, Principal
"You were the best assembly we've
had. We will definitely have you back again!"
Nettie Davis Elementary - Robert P. Walter Jr.,
"The children and staff members were all very impressed by your presentation. You have inspired a potential orchestra of spoon players in this school. You did and excellent job with the large groups and made quite an impression on the students.
I reviewed with my Kindergarten and First Grade students your three points
and the teachers used your performance as a teaching moment regarding
reading. Thank you very much for the great job!"
St. Sebastian School- Mary Jo Welch, Principal
"Thanks you so much for your wonderful presentation. The faculty was very impressed with your inspirational words to the
kids. Thanks for the laughs. It was so heartwarming to receive your blessing
at the end of your show. The kids need to hear from adults whose faith
is important in their lives."