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Pictures from Dayton, OH Concert

by Kar Epker, Assistant Alumni Relations Manager on February 14, 2014

The Glee Club had a great time performing in Dayon, OH two weeks ago for our Winter Tour. We've received pictures from Dave Grupe, an alumnus of the Glee Club, who was a great help in planning the Dayton concert. Check out the pictures on our Facebook page, and while you're there, make sure to like us!




St. Joe Concert Radio Ad

by Kar Epker, Assistant Alumni Relations Manager on January 27, 2014

As we continue to approach our concert this Friday in St. Joseph, Michigan, we're being featured in a local radio ad that will be playing this week advertising our concert. Check it out on our SoundCloud account




Radio Clip of UMMGC in St. Joe

by Kar Epker, Assistant Alumni Relations Manager on January 21, 2014

On Friday, January 31st, the Glee Club will start its winter tour with a concert in St. Joseph, Michigan. Mr. Dana Wales, adviser at Dana Wales & associates and alumnus of the Glee Club, has been kind enough to sponsor an 18 minute segment about the Glee Club on WSJM, a local radio station. This segment can be found at this link. We'd like to thank Mr. Wales for his generous support and hope all who are in the area can come see what is sure to be a great concert!




UMMGC Announces Interactive Timeline

by Patrick Pjesky '15 on December 3, 2013

The Glee Club would like to announces its publishing of an interactive timeline on our website! Our major media manager Billy Cedar along with our historians Sakib Jabbar and Jon Bohenick have been working hard to compile a virtual journey through the history of the Glee Club. This will be constantly updated as we receive more information from the Bentley Historical Library and from any alumni who might have their own stories or materials to share. 




Phone-A-Thon 2013: Accessibility

by Patrick Pjesky '15, Alumni Relations Manager on November 3, 2013

The Glee Club has been quite busy the last two weeks as we have been enthusiastically contacting all of our alumni as part of our Phone-A-Thon Engagement Drive. It certainly has been a rewarding experience across the board; both our new clubbers and the alumni they’ve called have been very conversational and excited to be in touch with the members of Club 154.

We have re-focused the fundraising drive that comes with Phone-A-Thon to be in line with our new organizational case statement. Since we are in the Fall Semester and our cohort of New Clubbers have only just begun to receive their tuxedos, we’ve been especially concentrated on improving the Club’s Appearance Endowment. The Appearance Endowment is charged with improving the accessibility of the Glee Club by removing (if not someday eliminating) the financial boundary for new and prospective members that comes with the purchase of concert attire.

If you have yet to be ... Continue Reading




UMMGC to Perform at MusicFest Canada

by Stephen Gusukuma, Assistant Conductor on October 22, 2013

The Michigan Men’s Glee Club has accepted an invitation to perform at the 2014 MusicFest Canada in Vancouver, BC, on May 15, 2014.  In its 42nd year, MusicFest Canada serves to showcase ensembles from across North America, while providing over 10,000 Canadian students and music educators with the opportunity to gather, perform, and foster a love for music making across the country. 




New CD Release: Ye Shall Have a Song!

by Patrick Pjesky '15, Alumni Relations Manager on October 4, 2013

It's here! The CD that will forever memorialize the combined concert featuring the Harvard, Michigan, and Yale Glee Clubs is ready for purchase. 

Dr. Eugene Rogers and his production cohort have been working tirelessly to produce this phenomenal work which showcases the talents and abilities of all the choirs involved and their expression of traditional and new musical ideas. 

The Men's Glee Club is incredibly excited to bring you this piece and hopes that it will be enjoyed wholly by students, alumni, parents, and anyone who has an appreciation for quality choral music in the collegiate tradition. 

Please consider purchasing your copy directly from the Club. A big round of snaps to our contemporaries, the Harvard and Yale Glee Clubs for joining us in this unique musical experience.




MGC on the Move: Social Dues

by Domenic Rizzolo '15, Social Chair on October 4, 2013

One hundred fifty-four years of Glee and Camaraderie still abounds. This year, to supplement our host of exciting social events, Club has made the decision to implement a small semesterly social due through an amendment to our Constitution. Each semester, clubbers will contribute fifteen dollars to a Club-wide social fund. Through use of the new fund, we look to provide more social outings and to foster greater inclusiveness amontg clubbers. Traditionally, members cover the charges at the end of social events, which either forces everybody to stay later or the events to close down earlier. Now, with funding available up front, clubbers can arrive and depart to events like bowling and laser tag on their own schedules. From Big Brother/Little Brother dinners to starting intramural sports teams, encouraging a greater variety of social events has been the continuing mission for the Social Chairs. Now, instead of working to ... Continue Reading




Brothers in Song LA: Planning an Exciting Development

by Kyle Walenta '16, Community Outreach Manager on August 28, 2013

The UMMGC “Brothers in Song” program continues to grow this year! We are proud to announce we are taking the program to the West Coast where we plan on sending a group of clubbers in March to engage and grow with several high schools in the Los Angeles area. This summer, planning has already begun as we have developed a detailed budget and rough schedule of our plans.

The goal is to take 24 clubbers to host a larger group than we have in the past, but to still be matched with high school students with “Big Brother-Little Brother” relationships. Our venue will hopefully be on campus at UCLA where we will hold a 5 hour workshop followed by an evening activity and dinner the little brothers.  As all the details are beginning to formulate into concrete plans, it is difficult for me to contain my excitement as we await another opportunity to impact the world outside of Ann Arbor and to hopefully touch a few students’ lives.  The ... Continue Reading




Two Traditions Face-to-Face

by Daniel Walden, Rackham, UMMGC Librarian on August 28, 2013

At Michigan, we love our football team, and even the most hardened Michigan Man goes a little weak at the knees at the thought of meeting them all at once.  You can imagine, then, how a few members of the Glee Club felt as we were led into Schembechler Hall to “teach” The Victors to the fresh faces on Team 134, though I’m quite sure that there wasn’t a man among them who didn’t know our beloved fight song by heart.  After an extremely informative tour of the practice fields, we were shown into Coach Brady Hoke’s office, where he graciously told us how much he looks forward to our coming in every year before leading us into the meeting room to meet the full team.

If you envision a Glee Club business meeting with about three times the body mass, you’ll have a pretty good idea of the atmosphere of the room.  After a short introduction and sing-through, Coach Hoke and the upperclassmen decided to make sure the freshmen had ... Continue Reading