Center Stage: Purduette Camp Photos Day 5
Friday, August 17, 2012
The ladies perfect some choreography before the big camp show later in the day!
Ted Arthur, Assistant Director of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club, directs the ladies and gentlemen in a rehearsal of “Pay Phone”.
The Senior ladies take time for a photo before their last camp show together.
The music has begun and the ladies run in to begin the show!
The show has begun with the Purduettes’ brand new Broadway Medley opener!
The ladies strike their final pose of “Brand New You”!
Purduette Director, Jeff Vallier, directs the ladies in their new interactive song ‘The Rain’.
Sophomore Grace Bagshaw sings a lovely run out of ‘I’ve Got a Crush on You’.
On one of the first days at camp senior Allison Conrad told the New Women that we all belonged at camp, all were chosen among many other girls, and all had something to offer the choir and the program as a whole. On my first day, I didn’t really grasp the importance of her words. However, by the end of the week I truly felt as if I belonged. The first couple days were truly an adjustment bigger than just leaving your family back in your hometown. We, the new women, were entering into something much bigger than our high school choirs and bigger then even their adjustment into their dorm room. It was an adjustment that has opened my eyes and will ultimately give me opportunities I never dreamed would happen, such as to be wanted by an organization with a stellar reputation with an even more excellent talent and to be included in this group is such an uplifting feeling.
The group moved to camp a couple days later, where we proceeded to have lengthy rehearsals, and family meals, girl talks, and much more. All of these have something in common that shaped a camp into a family of talented girls who truly supported one another. I, upon other new women, was terrified that I would forget peoples' names and words to the music. However, I was proven that the group just adjusts and moves on. Just as Allison's comment at the beginning of camp said, the Purduettes are truly a family, showing support for everyone, truly happy for everyone on their accomplishments, and continually growing closer together. In just one week, I went from being terrified and intimidated to being included and a part of a group that strives for excellence and community.
~Kristine Ratz, Freshman in Communications