Center Stage: Glee Club Camp Day 2
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The New Men begin the second day of camp by starting the long task of loading the four PMO busses with various pieces of sound equipment and luggage they’ll need for the week ahead.
Ted Arthur, the Assistant Director of the Glee Club, works on taping the busy New Men around him.
Max Showalter, the Sir of Properties, teaches the young members of his committee to set up the onstage rack, preparing them for the many sound system set-ups that lie ahead.
Freshmen Austin Rauschuber and Keith Vandewalle practice coiling up cables, something they’ll have even more time to perfect in the coming year.
Junior New Man Joel Sampson works on setting up the Glee Club’s sound system, adjusting levels for the Glee Club’s microphones and speakers as he goes.
Sophomore Seun Onabanjo enjoys his brief downtime between rehearsals by playing a short game of Volleyball with his brothers in song.
Senior Jason Ban works on tuning his bass, getting ready to play and sing along with the group in the coming days.
During a New Man-only rehearsal, New Men put on their best smiles as they serenade their brothers in song.
Jason Ban, Jason Van Houten, and Andrew James spend their downtime relaxing with a wonderful view of the river bordering Camp Tecumseh.
Junior Bryce Shaffer enjoys a game of Carpetball on one of the many Carpetball tables that are set up near the cabins.
Section leader Max Showalter leads a Tenor 2 sectional rehearsal, as he works on straightening out any small problems the men in his section have with their music.
After a long day of camp, Glee Clubbers and Purduettes relax by a campfire, relieved to be done with another long day of rehearsal.
Greetings! Tuesday was a great day at Glee Club camp. We had some of our first rehearsals that truly sounded like the Glee Club. The New Men are really coming along very fast. I believe the part tapes that we made are really helping with our sound. Lunch and dinner today were wonderful. It was good to finally get reacquainted with the Camp Tecumseh food. We also had one of our first rehearsals with the Purduettes for the "Payphone" number that Ted wrote for the group. It sounds phenomenal. I really enjoy singing with different types of groups. We ended the day with the annual campfire and some more conversing with the Purduettes. It was a lot of fun and I am really looking forward to the rest of camp.