UMMGC ALUMNI NETWORK (‘A-NET’)

 

WHAT IS THE A-NET?  HOW DO I BECOME A PART OF IT?

What is the Mission?

The Mission of the UMMGC Alumni Network (“A-Net”) is to foster engagement/build community among students/alumni of the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club by offering opportunities to connect, support, and perform.

 

When was it founded? 

  • Founded in April 2011 when Lee Quackenbush was Glee Club President.

  • Outgrowth of 150th Reunion of April 2010 when 400+ alumni attended and 7 prior directors lead alumni choruses: Patterson, Johnson, Gardner, Bloom, Blackstone, Lusmann, and Rardin.

  • See YouTube 150th video of “the Biebl”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKOxdiov6Wc

 

Who does it represent?

  • 2,500 living UMMGC alumni.

  • 120+ contributing (dues-paying) members.

 

Who leads this group? 

  • Executive Director: Steve Ramsey ’67

  • President: Tony Alcantara ’85

  • Other Board Members: Joe Gradisher ’79; Treasurer: Michael Ferrante ’93; Craig Brennan ’80; Scott Roffman ’10; Ben Rizzo ’12; Scott Venman ’10; Reid Wagstaff ’56

 

What does the group do?

  • Hosts alumni reunions, including recent reunions for ’59, ’63, ’67, ’78, ’85, ’92.

  • Organizes alumni choruses to sing with Club at Spring/Fall Hill and at tour alumni intersects.

  • Arranges “tour intersects” that have included Ft. Lauderdale, NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, DC, and Los Angeles.

  • Sponsors White Tie & Tailgate for students/alumni to gather on a key football Saturday.

  • Makes annual $500 contributions to sponsor an M song at Spring and Fall Hill concerts.

  • Communicates with alumni about upcoming alumni/student events.

  • Coordinated joint Winter Sing with Yale Alumni Chorus in 2016 (Mozart’s “Requiem”).

  • Through annual memberships, raises contributions to run events and make gifts to Club.

  • Travels with Club on international tours: Spain ’08, Cuba ’11, China ’12, South Africa ’16.

 

How do I join this amazing group?

  • All alumni are automatically members.

  • Annual contributions used to support Club, alumni/student activities/events.

  • Contributing memberships $25/year (use links below).

  • Please consider the recurring option that is extremely popular among our loyal alumni.

  • If you’re not comfortable using PayPal (links below), go ahead and send a check to Michael Ferrante, 86 N. Main St, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

A-Net $25 Annual (Recurring)
$25: One Year A-Net Membership

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