Center Stage: Glee Club Spring Performance Tour - Day 7
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The Glee Club started the day arriving at Port Royal Country Club.
The Properties committee gets to work setting up for a poolside show.
Voiceovers gets a quick sound check in.
Then it’s the groups turn. The guys surround the pool and sing “Brothers in Song.”
The gentlemen come together on one side of the pool and kick off the show with “Time to Begin,” led by Tyler Ellis.
The guys get the chance to run out and sing to some lucky ladies around the pool.
Junior Simon May sings the run out solo, “When You’re Smilin’.”
After the show, the guys eat a quick lunch and then hit the beach for some free time.
Some of the gents enjoy a quick game of ultimate Frisbee.
Volleyball was another popular option for the Glee Club’s first beach time of the trip.
Others took the time to relax inside in the shade.
After Port Royal, it was on to Naples Church of Christ for the evening.
The gentlemen were greeted by a gorgeous sanctuary as the Properties committee sets for the show.
Junior Billy Theideman videotapes some of the events to provide a video log of the trip.
Glee Club Director Bill Griffel oversees the set up.
Junior Roy Johnson lays out a cable during set up.
Sophomore Chris Cho and Freshman Jay Josephson put fresh batteries in the microphones.
Lighthouse gets in a quick sound check with “Gentle Shepherd.”
After sound check, the guys congregate in another area to get ready for dinner.
A delicious dinner is provided for the guys including cole slaw and pulled pork.
A line of excited fans forms outside of the sanctuary in anticipation for the coming show.
Before the show, the guys line up in the church’s choir rehearsal room and show off the beautiful acoustics to members of the staff.
It’s time to begin! The Glee Club runs into their surround, “Ambassadors of Song.”
The guys take the stage and wow the audience with their Nat King Cole Medley.
The gentlemen make use of the beautiful sanctuary and get the crowd pumped up.
Freshman Mark Spence serenades an audience member with “Slow Boat to China.”
The Glee Club was happy to see former PMO Staff member and Glee Club Accompanist Jae Kellogg was in attendance at the show. Senior Jimmy O’Connor poses with her for a quick picture after the show.
Daily Student Perspective - Day 7: Senior Josh Getto
Finally, the day we have all been waiting for: we get some time on the beach! The day started with a short show by the pool, followed by lunch. Then, it was time to relax under the sun. Guys were playing ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and swimming in the ocean. It’s good to have some time to unwind and enjoy our Spring Break. Rejuvenated, we got back to business with a show at Naples United Church of Christ. The group seems to be really clicking right now, as each show just seems to get better and better. The energy on stage is electric, and the audience was definitely feeling it too. We even saw former PMO staff member and Glee club accompanist Jae Kellogg! After another long day we headed back to our homestays for a good night sleep. We are all looking forward to our day off tomorrow! With only two shows left, my last spring break is quickly coming to a close. I’m sure I speak for all the seniors when I say, we are really going to miss the fun we had together here.