Center Stage: Glee Club Spring Break Tour Day 5
The Glee Club arrives in sunny Bonita Springs at the First Presbyterian Church for a jam-packed day of shows.
Assistant Director Ted Arthur meets with the specialties to discuss their song choices for the day.
The properties committee gets to work on setting up the stage for two shows.
Director Bill Griffel meets with sound technician Kaitlyn Tappenden to discuss the song selections for the day.
Members of the Glee Club get a quick lunch before sound check.
Junior Andrew James practices with the other members of the rhythm section.
All hands on deck as the Glee Club quickly inserts extra papers into our programs.
Members of Flashbacks do a quick specialty sound check.
Manager Caleb Larsen adjusts the formation of the group.
Assistant Manager Chris Soverns explains "the surround" to the group.
The Glee Club gets into its surround formation.
The Glee Club uses what they rehearsed during sound check and puts it into action.
Lighthouse comes down to sing about that “Old Time Religion.”
Senior Colton Withers begins to sing the run out to the audience.
Junior Bryce Shaffer surprises a lovely lady in the audience with a serenade.
After the show, sophomore Ryan Straut poses for a picture with members of the audience.
Sophomore Brandt Smith thanks a guest for coming to the show.
Members of the Glee Club enjoy some downtime between the two shows.
Manager Caleb Larsen addresses the group before the second show.
Director Bill Griffel gives the group one final pep talk.
The group shows off their history of European tours with the song “Happy Wanderer.”
Junior Jay Josephson dresses for the occasion.
Senior Matt Hanauer sings some songs as the special puppet friend Elmo!
Sophomore Jake Burris talks with some visitors after the show.
Senior Colin Smith enjoys the company of those who came to the show and speaks with an audience member.
"Today was our fifth day on tour over Spring Break and I am having a blast. This morning we had the wonderful opportunity to sleep in a little. For college students, that is something we prize more than gold. This afternoon and evening we performed at the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs. Two full length shows certainly seems daunting and exhaustive, but they both were a blast! The audiences were just phenomenal in their support. I met a lady named Kay who had never seen the Glee Club before and she told me she was just blown away. Hearing just how much our music touches others after a show always makes me enjoy what we do that much more. It has been a long day to be sure, but it has been very fulfilling as well. In instances such as this I am reminded just how blessed we all are to do what we do and be supported by so many. Now to do what all good singers should do: get some sleep so that I can continue to give my best tomorrow!"
Yours In Song,