Center Stage: Glee Club Camp Day 4
Thursday, August 16, 2012
After an early morning run, the gentlemen of the Glee Club began the home stretch of Camp Week with a hearty breakfast and prepared for another day of hard work and fun.
Caleb Larsen, the manager of the Glee Club, prepared the members for what the day holds; Thursday at Camp Tecumseh included specialty rehearsals, the New Man show and Open Mic Night.
The new members of the group rehearsed their run-out skills with Senior Matthew Lancaster.
While the New Men rehearsed, the Old Men wrote postcards to some of PMO’s friends in order to fill them in on what the year will hold and how camp has gone.
Debuting a new song this year, the gentlemen of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club turned up the fun with “Life Is A Highway”.
Kirk Weathers, Jason Ban, and Andrew James rounded out the instrumental section under the direction of Ted Arthur to add some extra “rock n roll” to the Glee Club’s new song.
The ladies of the Purduettes joined the men of the Glee Club for a musical show-and-tell. It is always great to support our Sisters in Song!
The ladies stuck around for a serenade by Sophomore Peter King with a new run-out song, “Come Fly with Me”.
The fun of Thursday rehearsal began after the New Man performance. Bill and Ted got goofy during some free time and the gentlemen had a talent show.
The new members cleared out the rehearsal room and moved all of the properties into the performance hall across camp.
After a long day of rehearsals on Wednesday, Thursday can seem like a bit of a break, at least for the Old Men. While we take time to relax, the New Men have extra rehearsals in preparation for their show. The Purduettes came to our side of camp for lunch and both groups performed what they had learned for the staff of PMO. After the Newman show and another rehearsal, it was time to enjoy a more casual dinner environment. My favorite part of the week is what follows dinner, open mic night. All of the specialties perform, as well as anyone that has prepared a solo or group song, and it is a great ending to our last full day at Camp Tecumseh.