Center Stage: Purduette Camp Day 1
The Purduettes gather for their first official rehearsal of Purduette Camp 2009. Welcome back to the old women, and welcome to the new women!
Junior Amanda Haney starts the day off right with a presentation on the Advancement Committee. Amanda is the Gold of Advancement, one of the eleven leadership positions held within the group.
Director Jeff Vallier and Assistant Director Jon Ranard lead the group in song. The Purduettes rehearsed over nineteen songs on the first day and are off to a great start!
First Sopranos new and old show that there is no holding back when it comes to performing a song. It is hard to tell the new women apart from the old women.
Junior Dance Captain Tara Knoop teaches the choreography to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Erin Handy, a sophomore also serves as a dance captain.
Seniors Amanda Kaye Bills, Sarah Beatty, and Mindy Brouhard along with Junior Kirsten Fletter hit a strong final pose.
"You Better Love Me" gives the ladies a chance to express themselves.
Sophomore Abby Green sings a soulful rendition of "Jesus Loves Me".
This is the first year in the recent past that Purduettes and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club are attending camp simultaneously. In order to get to know one another, the two ensembles were put in small groups with members of both ensembles. They were then sent across campus to solve a word puzzle using important landmarks. Manager and Assitant Manager of the PVGC, Jim Giberson and Dan Gardiner, and Manager and Assistant Manager of the Purduettes, Emily Gorrell and Allissa Battocletti, are shown here giving instructions to cracking the puzzle.
The Block P is a fairly new edition to campus and was one of the locations that the students needed to visit to solve the word puzzle.
The Red Jaguars celebrate their victory.The theme of the team names was Legends of the Hidden Temple, a popular children's game show in the ninety's.
Sophomore Nursing student Rebecca Bean helps incoming Freshman Nursing student Caroline LaDue practice her member flashcards. All women of the Purduettes learn the hometowns, majors, and voiceparts of each and every member over the summer in order to open doors to potential opportunities and also to get to know one another.
After a long day of rehearsal, the New Women and Traditions Committee headed over to Evan Todd Salon to learn about "show" hair and to get a few tips from some experts.
Natalie Hammon, a former Purduette, provides the ladies with valuable information on styling their hair.
Evan Todd teaches the ladies different techniques on how to approach "show" hair.
Sophomore new woman Sara McNally gets the chance to be pampered on the salon chair.
Mindy Brouhard, a Senior, is Gold of Traditions. At Evan Todd, Mindy and her committee helped new women to understand the expectations that come along with appearance and attention to detail in the Purduettes. Allie Conrad (right) also had her hair done by a stylist from Evan Todd. It was truly a fun and rewarding experience!
The Ladies of the Purduettes had a long first day but they have learned so many new things about each other and how to be the ideal Purduette. Tomorrow Purduettes leave for Camp Tecumseh!