Center Stage: Glee Club Fall Break Tour Day 3
The men of the Glee Club departed from Northbrook, IL and traveled about an hour to First Presbyterian Church in Homewood.
The group was invited to Homewood by Captain Jack Day, a PMO Club donor. The gentlemen were thrilled to join him for a morning on their Fall Break tour.
Following the service, the congregation joined the gentlemen for brunch; there was a selection of breads from all over the world baked and prepared for that particular service.
Departing from Homewood, everyone re-boarded the bus to go to the Holiday Inn in Rosemont, IL. The morning service was the only performance the Glee Club had on Sunday, so several members took the opportunity to go to downtown Chicago for the day.
After a few trips on the subway, most Glee Clubbers made their way to Millennium Park for some classic Chicago sightseeing.
From left to right: Matt Mugumya, Robby Hawkins, Aaron Bourdage, Mark Williams, Matthew Lancaster, Matt Hanauer, Brett Balasky… Matt Mugumya again, Robby Hawkins again…Someone must have had fun taking pictures in Chicago!
Bill, Ted, and Lance even went sightseeing downtown. They made their way to the famous Palmer House.
Some of the sophomores in Glee Club: Clint Buechler, Ryan Straut, Peter King, Brandt Smith, and Dylan Simpson.
Everyone had the opportunity to eat, shop, and have fun with their Brothers in Song in the Windy City!
After a morning performance and a day of fun, the gentlemen headed back to Rosemont to the hotel so they could prepare for a busy day of singing and travel on Monday.
"The fall tour with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club was a wonderful experience. Sunday was a very relaxing day for us all. We awoke at our homestays in Northbrook, early in the morning, to get on the bus and travel to a nearby church. I remember this church from years past. The First Presbyterian Church of Homewood Illinois did not disappoint, yet again. The sermon was well crafted and the lunch afterward was phenomenal. We were served chili and all different types of bread with spreads that helped represent an international cuisine.The next part of the day varied depending on where each clubber wanted to go. We were bussed to a Holiday Inn Express just outside of Chicago and given free time for the rest of the evening. Dinner was on our own, and with us being so close to such a fun city a large portion of the club went into town. We split up into groups and headed out. There was shopping, parks, and of course deep-dish pizza. After a long day of walking the streets and riding the train everyone finally made it back on the blue line to O'Hare airport where the shuttle from the hotel picked up and dropped off. Overall we were all very relaxed a rested for the days to come.