Center Stage: Glee Club Spring Break Tour Day 6
Today, the Glee Club has a late call time, so the group heads out to the beach to enjoy a little Florida sun.
Some decide to work on their tan.
Others decide to play on the beach while they're there.
The group grabs lunch together before leaving the beach and heading off to perform.
Once at the Naples United Church of Christ, the group eats dinner before finishing their preparations for the show.
Dressed and ready to go, Manager Caleb Larsen preps the group for the show with some words of wisdom.
Finally the show starts and the Glee Club takes the stage.
As the group finishes their first few songs, Director Bill Griffel takes some time to inform the audience about the Glee Club and the intricacies of some of their music.
Freshman Sean Hanauer steps down to the microphone to sing "Slow Boat to China."
At the same time the rest of the group runs out into the audience in a blur!
Junior Bryce Shaffer finds a lovely lady in the audience and serenades her as the final chorus of "Slow Boat to China" begins.
After leaving the stage to sing to some audience members, the Glee Club retakes the stage to finish off their show.
The Glee Club can't do everything by themselves, so Junior Nick Miller helps to thank those that helped bring us to the Naples United Church of Christ.
After the show finishes, the Glee Club relaxes on the busses on the way back to their homestays.
Not everyone is relaxing, as Assistant Director Ted Arthur and Freshman Mark Williams are analyzing performances and calculating scores for the Specialties Spring Break Competition.
"After having some early wake-up times to start off the week, getting the chance to relax, and sleep-in Wednesday morning was a dream come true. What was even better was getting the chance to use the free time Wednesday morning to go to the beach. Despite the weather being a bit chilly, and the water even colder, it was great fun to spend time in the sand and sun with the other clubbers. After the two full shows the previous day, this bout of relaxation was just what was needed to reinvigorate me for the week ahead. Late afternoon, we made our way to our show location in Naples. It was fun talking to others on how their day went, and to see the men around me in shades of tan and red. The show that evening was also a blast. We performed at yet another beautiful venue. After most of the day to recharge our batteries, it seemed the show that night just improved dramatically in terms of energy. All in all, today was really fun, and I had a blast both on and off the stage."
Yours In Song,