Center Stage: Glee Club Spring Break Day 1
The Glee Club departed on their Spring Break tour with their first stop in Argos, IN. The Merchandise Committee set up for a large crowd since the show sold out weeks prior to the tour!
Assistant Director Ted Arthur went over a few notes with the percussion team of Andrew James and Jake Burris.
The Glee Club's sound technician, Travis Roon, adjusted the sound board to achieve the perfect balance in the auditorium.
The set-up for that day did not just include the typical properties, but also the adjusting of some of the school’s hanging microphones. The properties crew worked quickly to make all the necessary changes for the performance.
Joined at lunch by almost five-hundred guests, the gentlemen were welcomed into Argos by the community and enjoyed conversing with them prior to the show.
Director Bill Griffel led the Glee Club in a powerful opening to the first show of their Spring Break Tour. The audience was amazed by the surround and was truly greeted by the “Ambassadors of Song."
The Glee Club got a little goofy as they poked fun at Bill’s operatic background in the humorous “Lambscapes."
It was a very special performance for senior Steve Sanders, who got to share his original arrangement of the Indiana State poem with his hometown.
A favorite of both the crowd and the gentlemen, “Mississippi Squirrel” had the audience clapping and laughing along with the Glee Club as they let loose.
Steve Sanders had the pleasure of singing “When You're Smiling” at his home show.
Junior Aaron Bourdage and Freshman Kirk Weathers share the run-out with two very lucky ladies!
Ba-Na-Na sported some of Argos’ own letterman jackets during their set, and taught the audience how to twist and shake!
Perhaps one of the most emotional lavalieres this year, Steve Sanders wrote an original song that he sang to his mother.
If Steve wasn’t already choked up from his lavaliere, he was after a very touching presentation to his high school choir director. The gentlemen gave her a copy of Steve’s original sheet music for “Indiana”, with signatures from all of the members.
The Glee Club was joined by students from Argos’ high school choir program, who sang “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” alongside the gentlemen.
After a fantastic first show, the properties were packed and the buses were loaded so that the Glee Club could make their way to their next tour destination!
Daily Student Perspective:
Yesterday, we started out with an early call-time of 8:30 AM at Elliott Hall. After loading our properties, we headed north to Argos, Indiana where we were welcomed with open arms. Sound checking with the high school choir was a great experience, and I think we both gained a lot from it. At lunch, we enjoyed singing table songs and exchanging stories with the people that came to see the show. On top of all of that, we had a great show and loved to see our brother Steve Sanders getting to tell his community how much he appreciates what they have done for him. We were especially thankful for his choir teacher after learning that she is the reason he got into music in the first place. All in all, it was another great day being a member of this exceptional group, and I, for one, am always grateful for it.