Center Stage: Glee Club Spring Performance Tour - Day 4
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The Glee Club gathers for three church services on Sunday morning, their first activity in Florida on Spring Break.
After a quick sound check, the guys enjoyed a few refreshments before the services.
They started off the service with “Praise to the Lord, The Almighty.”
After the services, the Glee Club enjoyed a lunch from Jimmy John’s.
Chris Cho, Mark Spence, and Jason Van Houten set up the microphones for the show.
Taylor Reiff sets out some cords for the show.
An eager crowd waits outside the sanctuary for the show to begin.
New Man Colton Withers and Senior Charley Smith sing to ladies in the audience during the run out song.
Junior Kyle Hoos sang the run out solo from the stage.
Ba-Na-Na sports their new look for Florida, Hawaiian shirts.
Nick Miller leads the group in “Mississippi Squirrel Revival.”
The show ended with the resurrection of a crowd favorite, “Tribute to World Peace.”
New Man Bobby Wilson pins his carnation on an audience member.
Senior Josh Getto makes a sale at the merchandise table.
Purdue Varsity Glee Club Director Bill Griffel leads the gentlemen of the Glee Club in songs in the lobby and outside after the show.
The Glee Club then joined the members of their audience for a wonderful spaghetti dinner after the show.
Daily Student Perspective - Day 4: Freshman Max Showalter
For our first day of shows in Florida, we hit the ground running: a 6:30AM call time got us an early start to three church services followed by a full dress afternoon show. That was followed by a tasty spaghetti dinner (danger danger for us in white collared shirts.) Despite the potential for fatigue, the sunny weather and rustling palm fronds make it easy to stay on top of the game just like always. In fact, Southwest Florida really isn’t all too different from West Lafayette: the beautiful hues of brown of the Wabash are pretty close to the pure blue of the Gulf. Yes, for our friends back in the North, there’s no need to worry about homesickness – we’ll bond together and pull through. And a shoutout to my sister back home: Alligator count – 0. So far, I can conclude there are just as many in Florida as in Indiana.