Center Stage: Glee Club Camp Day 4
Seniors Pat Brown and Andy Wirtner address the group with morning announcements.
The Glee Club rehearses on stage with the New Men to go over some classic numbers.
With great emotion and expression, Director Bill Griffel inspires the Glee Club during rehearsal time.
Drummer and Bass Pat Brown plays with intense concentration.
Ba-Na-Na works with Senior and Sir of Scholarship Barry Helfrich at the piano.
New Men and Old Men alike show their animated side during the “Indiana Medley”.
Freshmen Matt Hanauer attempts a solo for “On The Banks of the Wabash.”
While the rest of the group rehearses, the Clever Lads work on their new medley.
Friend of PMO Captain Jack Day visited camp with Pastor of his church, Nancy, and church friend, Ed, during lunchtime. They also enjoyed listening to a joint PMO rehearsal.
Can you find our newest honorary Purduette? Purdue President Dr. France Córdova visited the Glee Club and Purduettes during the same rehearsal.
PMO performed “There Will Always Be A Song” for Dr. Córdova and then joined in song with the President for “Hail Purdue”. She then addressed students and Staff of PMO, thanking them for the invitation to Camp Tecumseh.
Purdue Musical Organizations was also joined by Vice President for Student Services Dr. Tom Robinson, Director of Advancement for Student Services, Dr. David Lasater, and Director of Development for Student Services, Annette Lamb. These individuals are elemental in advancing and maintaining PMO’s presence on and off campus.
Purduettes performed on of their new numbers for the Glee Club and vice versa during the afternoon rehearsal. PMO staff even noticed that it appeared as if two new members joined their group in the far back row.
Glee Clubbers use some of their break time for a quick game of ultimate Frisbee.
New Men Aaron Bourdage of Carmel, IN, and Tyler Stryker of Wakarusa, IN, sing in a surround position during an annual camp tradition, the “New Man Show”.
Freshman and Fort Wayne native Justin Heiges shows good vowels and facials during his first “Official” Glee Club show.
The New Men, like freshman Christopher Soverns, get the unique opportunity to serenade the Old Men during this show for the run-out song.
…Oh, the New Men have come a long way since day 1 of camp…
Sir of Traditions, Ryan McLean, began a new tradition this year for welcoming the New Men into the PMO Family: giving them the PVGC pin on their last night of camp. This pin symbolizes a completion of their first camp for the New Men and will be worn by both New and Old Men at our upcoming performances this Sunday, August 23, 2009 at First United Methodist Church in West Lafayette. Check the “Calendar” section of the website under the “Performances” tab for more information.