Center Stage: Purduettes at Daybreak Rotary
Rise and shine! The Purduettes are up and ready to go for one of their earliest call times of the semester to perform at the Daybreak Rotary Club meeting. Before the Rotary members arrive, Jeff leads the girls in a few vocal warm-ups.
Yum! The men and women of the Rotary Club graciously provide a delicious breakfast for the Purduettes.
The ladies enjoy conversing with the Rotary members over a scrumptious breakfast. Here, junior Marissa Williams gets to know a Club member.
The atmosphere is lively in the Holiday Inn despite the fact that it’s just past 7am!
The music starts and the ladies excuse themselves from their tables to rush to the risers! They begin their performance with the upbeat tune, “Brand New You.”
Purduette Manager Alex Robinson sings a beautiful alto solo in the song “Distance You Have Come.”
The ladies entertain the audience with some of their favorite a’capella tunes, “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “One Fine Day.”
Jeff conducts the ladies during the “STEM Song” – a song to the tune of “Wonderful World“ by Sam Cooke with re-written lyrics by Assistant Director Jon Ranard. The catchy tune is dedicated to the college major areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The men of the Purduette rhythm section are awake and focused as they back up the ladies.
The ladies bring back a Purduette classic, “Songbird.” The song’s beautiful melodies dazzle the audience and senior Hannah Burris sings the gorgeous soprano solo.
As the show comes to an end, the Rotary Club members are encouraged to stand and sing along to the world’s greatest college fight song!
“Of the days we’ve spent with you, All Hail, our own Purdue!”