Center Stage: Purduette Camp Photos Day 2
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Sophomore members of the Purduettes and Glee Clubb member Clint Buechler share a hug in the early morning before hopping on the bus to Camp Tecumseh.
Junior Purduette Kathryn Johnson smoothly shows New Woman Kara Steffen how to correctly set up the keyboard.
The Purduettes spent hours learning new music selections!
Members of the Purduettes marvel at the wonderful salad bar provided by the excellent Camp Tecumseh staff. A hard day’s work calls for a big meal!
New Women of the Purduettes including Old woman Marissa Williams smile beautifully while patiently waiting to get in line for lunch.
The new “Purduette Trio” will consist of Juniors Diana Poulin and Jenna Engelberth, and Sophomore Bailey McGrath. The Purduette Trio is one of the Purduettes oldest traditions.
The new “Holy Cowgirls” will consist of Seniors Collette Pfeiffer and Brittany Cruz, Sophomore Brandi Fishburn, and Junior Audrey Bengert. The Holy Cowgirls sing a collection of spiritual and of course country tunes.
The 3rd and final specialty is a new sextet which will feature rhythm and blues songs. This newest specialty consists of Abby Everett, Grace Bagshaw, Brianne Young, Olivia Bertsch, Chrissy Kvachkoff, and Olivia Babb.
The Purduettes spent quality time on new and old choreography during rehearsal making sure all movements were sharp and together.
Ladies give their all during a rehearsal to “Music in Me.”
Men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club and women of the Purduettes rehearse a new a capella version of the hit song “Payphone.” The arrangement was written by Purdue Varsity Glee Club Assistant Director Ted Arthur.
“We love sharing meals with our brothers and sisters in song!”
I can’t believe this is my third camp! Coming to camp as a junior is so exciting and I cannot wait to see where the group will go this year! The new women know their music and are getting used to the culture of PMO very quickly. The sophomores are stepping up as leaders and taking the new women under their wing. Juniors are just loving life and enjoying being upper classmen. The seniors are embracing their role and providing a great example of professionalism and polish.
If we continue in this direction, I know that we will wonderfully represent Purdue and PMO this year. I am so excited to be a member of such a great group of talented women!
~Jenna Engelberth, Junior in Elementary Education