Center Stage: Purduettes Camp - Day 4
The ladies started off the day by learning the steps to their new song, “Choreography.” Purduette alum Tara Knoop graciously put together the moves for the song, made famous in the movie White Christmas.
“What happened to the theatre?” Senior Allie Rieth is spotlighted by her surrounding sisters in song during the solo in “Choreography.”
Senior Abby Green and new woman Abby Everett finish their solos during “Brand New You” while the rest of the ladies back them up.
Thursday was another day filled with rehearsal of the new songs the ladies are learning. Here, the women strike their end pose for “Brand New You.”
After rehearsing all morning, the ladies were invited to the Glee Club’s side of camp to have lunch and so both ensembles could perform a few numbers for each other. The women really enjoyed having an audience!
Junior Colette Pfeiffer gets in touch with nature as the sopranos sing their beautiful notes.
After returning to the Purduette side of camp, the ladies get right back to rehearsing for the big show on Friday. Here, the ladies practice the new song “Wouldn’t Trade it for the World.”
The alto section belts out the low notes and shows their spirit during “Wouldn’t Trade it for the World.”
Junior Chrissy Kvachkoff gets into the groove while singing the solo for “I’ve Got the Music in Me.” Camp allows for the Purduettes to rehearse both old and new music so that the new women can begin the year looking like they have been doing this for years!
A special treat! The new women demonstrate what they have learned over the course of the week by performing a “New Woman Show” for the old women. They sound amazing and have picked up the Purduette lifestyle so quickly!
Daily Student Perspective
Today marks our last full day at Camp Tecumseh. As a senior, it was a bittersweet moment as the new women performed their New Women Show this afternoon, remembering how it seems like just yesterday that it was my class performing as new women three short years ago. Earlier in the day, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Exum and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Tony Hawkins visited our joint rehearsal with the Glee Club after lunch. They both offered words of inspiration, and the rehearsal ended with Dr. Exum singing “Hail Purdue!” alongside both groups before leaving. After more rehearsal in the afternoon, we finished off our day with the annual Open Mic Night, with its own share of performances, spectacles, and general festivity. We are looking forward to our show with the Glee Club tomorrow afternoon and cannot wait to see what Purduettes has in store for us this year!
- Erin Handy, Senior