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Center Stage

Center Stage:Glee Club at John Deere World Headquarters

Saturday, March 26, 2011

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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.


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They arrived and set up the stage shown from a unique angle.


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Some of the gentlemen help out and stuff programs for the show.


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New Men Taylor Reiff and Brett Stockman tape down microphone cables so the stage is neat.


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Ba-Na-Na goes through a quick sound check once everything is set.


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The guys then enjoyed the show room floor of John Deere.  Senior Ben Kline tries out the seat on a riding mower.


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Junior Colin Smith waves from the cockpit of the combine.


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Junior Mark Knight is a perfect fit for a combine driver’s seat.


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Assistant Director Ted Arthur is ready to harvest his fields.


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Matt Lancaster shows that he can fit inside the tire of some of the farm equipment.


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The bucket of the bulldozer is plenty big enough for six Glee Clubbers to relax in.


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The guys then enjoyed a wonderful dinner with some guests from John Deere.


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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.


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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.


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The gentlemen then changed for the show and gathered for a picture in front of the massive combine on the show room floor.


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The Glee Club started the show in their usual fashion, with a surround.


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The guys sang a newer song, “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go.”


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Lighthouse inspires the audience.


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Junior Lou Fenoglio sings as a girl on “Oklahoma Medley.”


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Sophomore Chris Cho sings to a lucky lady of the audience during the run out song.


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Freshman Max Showalter performs the solo on the run out.


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Senior David Wyant lavalieres his girlfriend during his home show.  He also lavaliered his mother earlier in the show.

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