Center Stage:Glee Club at John Deere World Headquarters
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Glee Club took a weekend trip to Illinois and Iowa to perform a show at the John Deere World Headquarters in Moline, Illinois. Sophomores Aaron Bourdage and Matt Lancaster swing on the swings at a rest area on the way out west.
They arrived and set up the stage shown from a unique angle.
Some of the gentlemen help out and stuff programs for the show.
New Men Taylor Reiff and Brett Stockman tape down microphone cables so the stage is neat.
Ba-Na-Na goes through a quick sound check once everything is set.
The guys then enjoyed the show room floor of John Deere. Senior Ben Kline tries out the seat on a riding mower.
Junior Colin Smith waves from the cockpit of the combine.
Junior Mark Knight is a perfect fit for a combine driver’s seat.
Assistant Director Ted Arthur is ready to harvest his fields.
Matt Lancaster shows that he can fit inside the tire of some of the farm equipment.
The bucket of the bulldozer is plenty big enough for six Glee Clubbers to relax in.
The guys then enjoyed a wonderful dinner with some guests from John Deere.
Junior Tim Harris, Seniors Kevin Norman and David Wyant, and Director Bill Griffel share a table with John Deere CEO Sam Allen and his wife Marsha.
After dinner, the guys toured the atrium, which included some cubicles where the employees work every day. They sang a song to check the room’s acoustics.
The gentlemen then changed for the show and gathered for a picture in front of the massive combine on the show room floor.
The Glee Club started the show in their usual fashion, with a surround.
The guys sang a newer song, “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go.”
Lighthouse inspires the audience.
Junior Lou Fenoglio sings as a girl on “Oklahoma Medley.”
Sophomore Chris Cho sings to a lucky lady of the audience during the run out song.
Freshman Max Showalter performs the solo on the run out.
Senior David Wyant lavalieres his girlfriend during his home show. He also lavaliered his mother earlier in the show.