Center Stage: Glee Club and Purduettes in Decatur, Indiana:
The Purduettes started their Sunday morning bright and early with a worship service in Decatur, IN! Zion-Friedheim Lutheran Church is the home church of Purduette senior Rachelle Buuck. The ladies begin the service in the beautiful church (which is over 100 years old!) with the song “Ride On, King Jesus!”
As the service comes to a close, the ladies return to the front of the sanctuary to sing the benediction song “Go Ye Now in Peace.”
Director Jeff Vallier and Gold of Advancement Leanne Shideler presented Pastor Dan Dahling with a gift to thank him for inviting us to sing at his church. Inside were some Purdue-themed items for the IU fan!
Purduette senior Rachelle Buuck poses with her mother and father, Dawn and Kevin Buuck, after the service. The Buucks were the hosts for both PMO performances that day at the church service and at Bellmont High School.
Later, the Glee Club joined the Purduettes for a joint show at Bellmont High School.
The Glee Club opened the show, and sophomore Klint Dougherty soloed in “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Lighthouse was the first specialty of the day, inspiring the audience with their version of “Salvation Has Been Brought Down.”
Next, sophomore Nick Miller told of the day the squirrel went berserk in “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival.”
Freshman Jake Burris led the run-out, L-O-V-E.
Senior Josh Getto serenades a lucky woman.
Flashbacks sang their Billy Joel Medley while the rest of the Glee Club took a quick break. They were followed by Ba-Na-Na who sang “Roll Over, Beethoven.”
Senior Ethan Lapham presented a lavaliere to his wife-to-be, Rachelle Buuck.
Senior Charley Smith led the Glee Club in “God Bless the USA.”
To end the Glee Club’s portion of the show, they did their rendition of “Strike Up the Band.”
As soon as the gentlemen of the Glee Club left the stage, the Purduettes rushed on, and Ali Norman led them in “I’ve Got the Music in Me.”
Freshman Olivia Babb expressed her singing skills with the solo, “Hold On.”
The Treblemakers thrilled the audience with their seventies medley.
The Purduette Trio also performed, singing their arrangement of “Opus One.”
Rachelle Buuck took the stage for her home show and sang “The Way I Am” with the help of her fiancée, Ethan Lapham.
Senior Allie Rieth led the group in singing the inspirational gospel, “Hosanna.”
The Purduettes finished by singing “Hail Purdue!”
After the show, the Glee Clubbers and Purduettes got to meet some of the members of the audience to thank them for coming to the show.