Center Stage: Glee Club Fall Cities Purdue Club
Junior Matt Wildrick is all smiles at an early call time making sure that “no prop is left behind”, especially those used in the Glee Clubs novelty number, “The Wizard of Oz”.
Under the ever watchful eye of sophomore Seth Miller, “New Men”, Adam Tarko and Riley Haven load the property they have been assigned for the Purdue Varsity Glee Club’s first road show this year in Floyd Knobs Indiana.
"BaNaNa" members, Jacob Shapiro, Peter King and Jake Burris croon to the tune "Runaround Sue" during sound check preparing for the upcoming performance.
The men of the Floyd Knobs Men's Ensemble receive a quick tutorial from Director Bill Griffel of some of the integral traditions of the Glee Club.
Proud former director David Stone and current director of the Floyd Knobs Men's Ensemble, Angela Hampton are excited for their students’ performance with the Glee Club.
As the lights illuminate the stage, the men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club surround the audience filling the auditorium with seamless harmony.
During the energetically charged opener, "It's a Beautiful Day", Junior Ryan Smith performs the opening solo.
As members of the Glee Clubs gospel quartet, Brett Balasky, Austin Rauschuber, Max Showalter, and Ryan Smith delight the audience with their version of "Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord".
During the ever popular "Nat King Cole Medley", Jake Burris, Jacob Shapiro, Peter King and Nick Miller perform a comical rendition of "L-O-V-E".
Serenading one of the audience members Junior Ryan Straut participates in another popular Glee Club tradition, the "Run out".
During the audience favorite, "Wizard of Oz" Senior Nick Miller performs "Somewhere over the Rainbow" as Dorothy from the popular film.
While performing his lavaliere to his mother, Junior Danny Hartman delivers an emotionally charged performance of "The River".
Shaking hands with Gerry Jacoby, Junior Austin Welch shows the appreciation for Mr. Jacoby’s support of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club.
The embodiment of patriotism, Senior Colin Smith performs "God Bless the U.S.A." as the audience, so affected by the performance, stands to pay tribute to our great nation.
As the Glee Club honors our military performing the "Armed Forces Medley", veterans in the audience rise from their seats and are recognized for protecting our country.
Participating in another great Glee Club tradition Freshman Preston Reddell gives his carnation to a surprised and delighted audience member.
Tearing down the drum set Senior percussionist, Andrew James, prepares for the ride back to the campus in the great city of West Lafayette, as the Purdue Varsity Glee Club looks forward to their next performance in Decatur, Indiana.