Center Stage: Glee Club at Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School
The men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club prepared for a drive down to Bloomfield. Once the buses were loaded with properties and luggage, they made their way south.
The performance was in the gymnasium of Bloomfield High School. Their high school show choir prepared a few songs to sing before the Glee Club, so minor adjustments were made in our set-up to help accommodate them.
New men Seth Miller and YeChan Lim helped to secure the snake to the ground.
About three hundred tickets were sold for the performance that evening so everyone helped to stuff programs and put reserved signs on seats so that everything was ready for the guests to arrive.
Kirk Weathers on guitar and Jason Ban on bass tuned their instruments.
After all the microphones had been checked and the properties set up, the sound check began for the specialties.
A quartet of gentlemen, “Fortes”, performed at the show, singing a barbershop tune.
After the sound check, the group made their way to dinner with guests. A filling meal of chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes settled everyone’s stomachs before the show.
The Bloomfield Show Choir performed a couple of songs to open the show.
After they cleared the floor and the properties committee readjusted our set-up, the gentlemen surrounded the audience all over the bleachers, greeting everyone with “Ambassadors of Song”.
The group opened the show with an energetic performance of “Life is a Highway”.
Lighthouse was the first specialty to perform and debuted a new song, “There Will Be Trials and Troubles”.
Senior Matt Hanauer returned to his hometown and was featured on the comical “Mississippi Squirrel Revival”.
Freshmen and younger brother, Sean Hanauer, was featured singing the run out solo, “Come Fly With Me”.
The gentlemen ran into the audience to serenade a very special lady and then exited the gym for halftime.
Voiceovers also debuted a new song, “Trouble” with Matt Hanauer on lead vocals.
Both Hanauer brothers came to the front to perform a duet as the opening of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz”.
Flashbacks came to the stage next to sing medleys of songs by the Eagles and Stevie Wonder.
Matt brought his mother to the stage for his lavaliere where he sang “My Sweet Lady” by John Denver.
The gentlemen performed “Strike Up the Band” and the crowd took their feet in applause before everyone joined in on “Hail, Purdue!” The group packed up the properties, loaded the buses, and headed back to West Lafayette.