Center Stage: Glee Club New Man Show and Westminster Village
The New Men have worked very hard this year to improve their skills and come together as part of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. To show their progress, they put on a performance Thursday evening.
With smiling, confident faces, the group performed with excellence through several Glee Club classics.
Mark Williams, Texas-native, sang the run-out “When You're Smiling”.
There were not very many Purduettes in attendance because most of them were off-campus…
…So New Men had to sing to Old Men!
The set included songs from “Lost in the Stars” to more upbeat tunes, including “Be My Baby Tonight”.
Closing like every other performance, everyone rose for the singing of “Hail, Purdue!”.
Later that evening, the entire group gathered at Westminster Village in West Lafayette.
Sophomore, Brandt Smith sang as part of the surround while the guests eagerly awaited the performance.
The gentlemen started the show with an energetic performance of “Joyful, Joyful”.
Showcasing some of the songs that will be featured on our European tour, Jay Josephson came down to sing “The Happy Wanderer”.
Specialty group, Lighthouse, sang “Old Time Religion” and had the audience singing along with them.
Sound technician Kaitlyn Tappenden works to keep a balanced sound in Westminster.
A barbershop quartet, “Fortes” performs and has the guests giggling at their antics and impressed by their vocal harmonies.
Paying tribute to Nat King Cole, the group sings through a collection of songs including “L-O-V-E” and “Paper Moon”.
Lafayette resident Jordan Friend sings the run-out “When You’re Smiling”.
Sophomore Brett Balasky serenades a very lucky member of the audience.
Voiceovers performed “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”.
Ba Na Na dedicated one of their songs to Nick Miller's Westminster Prom date from earlier this year.
Several of the guests proudly rose to their feet during the Glee Club’s "Tribute to the Armed Forces".
Closing a great show with “Hail, Purdue!”, the alumni in the audience joined in clapping and singing to support their alma mater.
Ryan Smith, the organizer of the Westminster prom event, shares some good times with the residents of the village.
Joyce Herron, the mother of a former Glee Clubber, joined with the gentlemen in singing “Goodnight, Ladies” before they left.