Center Stage: Glee Club Spring Break Tour Day 4
After about an hour-long bus ride to Heron's Glen where the Purdue Club of Southwest Florida was having a luncheon and reception, the Glee Club rushes off the bus to begin to move all the sound equipment and risers into the venue.
After unloading, some Glee Clubbers enjoy the Florida weather as they gaze out onto a nearby lake.
The Glee Club specialty Voiceovers takes advantage of the weather by warming up their voices in the warm Florida air.
The Merchandise committee works on setting up shop for after the performance.
After their small taste of relaxation, the Glee Club rushes back to the stage for a sound check, brimming with energy as they perform “Be My Baby Tonight.”
After a quick warm up, as well as a wonderful meal with the members of the Purdue Club, the Glee Club begins their show with “Life is a Highway.”
Following their opening number, the Glee Club performs “Indiana,” a song composed by a Glee Club alumnus from 2012, which celebrates the great state of Indiana.
Freshman Grant Nice comes off the risers to perform the solo for the “Indiana Medley.”
As the gentlemen of the Glee Club rush off the stage to mingle and sing to some of the wonderful ladies in the audience, Sophomore Dylan Simpson stays on stage to sing “When You're Smiling.”
Junior Bryce Shaffer sings to one of the wonderful ladies of the Purdue Club.
After their outdoor warm-up, Voiceovers is completely prepared to perform ”Let Me Love You.”
Getting into the vacation spirit, Ba-Na-Na rocks out to the tune of their "Beach Boys Medley."
Following the show, the Glee Club takes the time to talk and mingle with their audience.
As soon as their first show ends, the Glee Club rushes off to Shell Point Church, preparing to sing an hour of their best spiritual and gospel songs.
Gospel quartet "Lighthouse" is all prepared for their moment to shine as they rehearse, “Long Black Train.”
Before the show, a visiting college group from Pennsylvania sings a bit for the Glee Club before taking the time to have dinner with them.
As soon as they're done eating, the Glee Club changes, and hurries onto stage singing “America We Arise”, an original piece from Assistant Director Ted Arthur.
Afterward, the Glee Club takes the time to continue with their patriotic and spiritual focus, and performs, “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go.”
Following that, the Glee Club pulls back and pays tribute to the children of the world with “Prayer of the Children.”
After the show, the members of the Glee Club take time to mingle with the audience.
"This morning we arrived at Herons Glen Golf & Country Club before 10. After setting up our stage and completing a sound check, the Glee Club chatted with the members of the Purdue Club of Southwest Florida during their cocktail hour. I enjoyed sitting down with our alumni for my favorite meal of the trip. While eating an amazing filet of salmon, I coincidentally met the man who was my father’s roommate after college! Then, as the alumni had dessert, we sang an hour show of our upbeat music. Later in the day, we arrived at The Village Church at Shell Point where we ate with a choir of students from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. After dinner, we sang a show of our sacred music, and I got to sing the run-out solo. It was a long day, but it was some of our best singing yet!"
Yours in Song,