Center Stage: Glee Club Camp Day 5
Friday, August 17, 2012
Director Bill Griffel took some time to warm the Glee Club up, in order to get them ready for the show later in the day.
The Glee Club got fired up as they sang one of their new songs for the coming year, “Life is a Highway”.
Sophomore Peter King rehearsed the solo for “Come Fly with Me”, another new song that the Glee Club learned during camp week.
The Glee Club’s Gospel Quartet, "Lighthouse", let their passion show as they sang one of the new songs they learned over the summer.
Another of the Glee Club specialty groups, Ba Na Na, took some time to go through one of their new songs.
Sophomores Dylan Simpson and Clint Buechler took some time off before the camp show to sit down, and had a friendly game of checkers.
Some of the men of the Glee Club took time before the show to play games at Camp Tecumseh.
The Glee Club finally got the chance to show the results of the hard work they’d put in during the past week.
Junior New Man Joel Sampson sang to one of our wonderful audience members during “Come Fly With Me”.
Freshman Derick Dobson spent the time following the camp show to mingle with a few audience members, including former Glee Clubber Charley Smith!
Walking onto campus at Purdue and coming into such a group as the Purdue Varsity Glee Club, I didn't know what to expect. There was a lot of work that the rest of the group and I had to put in over the summer in order to get prepared for this year, and I had hoped when I walked into our first rehearsal at camp that all of that work would pay off. Well, once we finally started our rehearsing, it became apparent that all of it had paid off. The group immediately started to mesh. The songs rang and reverberated like I couldn't have expected, and many friendships were made in just the short week we spent at camp. After all of the week's rehearsing, camp ended with a wonderful show at Camp Tecumseh's Creative Arts Center. The feeling of excitement, that being in that room provided, was almost palpable. Near the end of the show I was called down to sing the solo for "God Bless the USA," and it was an incredibly exciting moment. Singing that solo, I really felt like I had become a part of this wonderful group and I couldn't help but look forward to all of the amazing times that I would get to enjoy with the rest of my brothers in song. I know that this camp is not the end of the road and that there is still much room to grow before we obtain our goals for this ensemble. As for now, I can't help but enjoy what we've accomplished so far and look forward to all that we can accomplish in the future.