Center Stage: Glee Club Spring Break Day 4
The Glee Club arrived at the Seton Academy for a convocation. Here, they prepare to sing for a gymnasium full of high school students.
The students were excited to hear familiar songs, such as “Circle of Life” to start off the performance.
Flashbacks performed their Billy Joel medley for everyone.
Next, the Glee Club performed “Sold.”
Senior Josh Getto and Junior Rob Lechner sing “Man in the Mirror.”
Freshman Kirk Weathers serenades a lucky girl while others watch during the run-out.
Ba-Na-Na performs “Shout” to get the students clapping and singing along.
Later, Voiceovers performed “Not Over You” to the delight of the students.
Michael Eldridge sang the solo for “This is the Moment.”
To end the show, the Glee Club performed their signature “Strike Up the Band.”
Afterward, they headed to John Paul the Great Catholic High School for the second show of the day.
The Glee Club ran on stage in full dress and sang “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” early on in the performance.
Lighthouse was the first specialty to perform.
Senior Josh Getto took the microphone again, this time to sing the solo for “Lambscapes.”
Junior Matthew Hanauer ran out to sing “Life Could Be a Dream.”
While the rest of the group rested for a few songs, Flashbacks performed Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville.”
Ba-Na-Na sang “Roll Over Beethoven” in their traditional 50s rock-and-roll attire.
Voiceovers sang “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” during the second half of the show.
Once again, “Strike up the Band” thrilled everyone in attendance.
After the show, the men got to talk with the audience before heading back to their homestays for the night.
Daily Student Perspective:
Today the Glee Club got a chance to stretch both our legs and perspective at Manassas Battlefield National Park (Bull Run). On such a sunny, peaceful day it was hard to imagine the reality of the battle that 150 years ago defined the brutal nature of the Civil War. The descriptions of the Union troops marching on the Confederate line and Stonewall Jackson bringing the Army of Shenandoah to victory amidst the blood and cannon envisage the words we sang the day before: “He hath loosed the fateful lightening of his terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on.”
Following our free time at Manassas Battlefield, we set out to Seton School. In the hot, stuffy gym that brought many guys back to their days of Parochial school, we sang for the students who seemed to enjoy it for more than just time off from class – we knew they were having a good time when the final bell rang but none of them wanted to leave!
We continued the Catholic-school theme at John Paul the Great High School in Dumfries, Virginia. Roaming the hallways, we saw a beautiful building with awesome acoustics and its own replica 'pope-mobile'. After quite a meal of baked ziti for supper, our evening show was sung for a lively audience who leant us their energy which finished our day.