Center Stage: Glee Club at New Albany High School
The gentlemen of the Glee Club had an early morning as they headed off to New Albany High School, home of the Bulldogs!
After a three hour bus ride to New Albany, everyone helped to unload the properties quickly and set the stage for the performance that afternoon.
Sir of Merchandise, Danny Hartman, sets up the merchandise table and display where CDs, and even plush Glee Club Petes, can be purchased!
After setting up and unloading, the gentlemen of the Glee Club helped themselves to some pizza in the New Albany cafeteria.
Once the Glee Club specialties were finished warming up, the whole group took to the stage to do final sound checks.
Andrew James, Kirk Weathers, and Jason Ban all worked with Ted Arthur to put a little extra rock in the Glee Club’s new opener “Life is a Highway”.
The gentlemen prepped positions for “Strike Up the Band” and ran off stage to change while the house filled with several returning audience members.
Junior Taylor Reiff had the first solo of the show in the Glee Club’s “Indiana Medley”, a combination of classic tunes such as “Tonight Along the Wabash” and “Kokomo, Indiana”.
A crowd favorite, the gentlemen cut loose and had fun with the country song, “Sold”!
Danny Hartman returned to his hometown of New Albany and sang the run out before the halftime of the show.
Nick Miller, Caleb Larsen, and Roy Johnson were rockin’ and a rollin’ in Ba Na Na, the Glee Club’s oldest specialty group.
Senior Rob Lechner poked fun at Bill Griffel’s operatic background when he sang the solo within the humorous “Lambscapes”.
The ladies of the Henryville Choir joined the gentlemen of the Glee Club for the patriotic “Battle Hymn of the Republic” toward the end of the performance.
The Glee Club closed with a powerful rendition of “God Bless the USA” with senior Roy Johnson on the solo. After mingling, the group quickly took down the stage and boarded the bus for a long drive back to West Lafayette.