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Early Summer 2010

In This Issue

  • Alumni Manager's Note
  • Naperville, IL Summer Men's Sing
  • Michigan Remember Informaiton Correction
  • 150th Merchandise Update

Looking Forward to the 151st

As the Club landed back at DTW, gathered our bags from luggage claim, and climbed on the U's blue buses to journey back to Ann Arbor, we had a chance to reflect on this year's tour. Two weeks, 2100 miles of bus travel, six concerts, and three flights were all just part of the planning by David Coleman and his Tour Team, and the Club pulled it off without a hitch.

The guys enjoyed their time both on and off the stage. We drew great responses from audiences in Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. From singing the national anthem at a Diamondbacks game, to exploring the natural beauty of Zion National Park, to spending a night on the Las Vegas Strip, the club made the most of our two weeks on America's West Coast.

Now it's time to turn our attention towards the future, providing more of these great experiences for Clubbers and keeping the alumni more engaged than at any time in recent memory.

Brad Harlan, next year's Parliamentarian, and I had discussed ideas of to take alumni engagement to the next level. He mentioned an idea that I am going to see to fruition: Lunch with an Alumnus.

The idea behind this is simple: Once a month, a former member of the Men's Glee Club will come to Ann Arbor and have lunch with a few interested Clubbers. Discussion can range from academic and professional goals to sharing stories about experiences in the Club, and everywhere in between. The Club will foot the bill for lunch.

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, or if you have questions or suggestions, please email me at jwieciek@umich.edu. I look forward to hearing from you and getting this program off the ground.

Joe Wieciek, Alumni Relations Manager

Naperville, IL Men's Sing

Mark Hutchison, '99 is offering an opportunity to sing in a men's chorus this summer. He writes:
"I hope everyone is doing well. I'd love to see & sing with you this summer. Please consider joining the Men's Sing chorus if you're able -- 2 rehearsals and 3 performances. The repertoire is fun, sometimes challenging, but usually not very difficult."

Information about the sing:

Director is Phil Spencer, Professor of Music, Joliet Junior College
Accompanist is John Beed

Two Rehearsals
Mon 8/23 and Wed 8/25
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
815 S. Washington St
Naperville, IL 60540

Sing
Sat 8/28 - 5:00 p.m. Service
Alleluia Lutheran Church
4055 Book Road
Naperville, IL 60564

Sing
Sun 8/29 - 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.Services
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
815 S. Washington St
Naperville, IL 60540

For questions or more information, please contact Mark at markah22@gmail.com.

Apologies to Alan Gilmore

We are very grateful to Alan Gilmore '63 for his excellent keyboard work on Stomp Your Foot, an MGC musical favorite throughout the Duey years. We are even more grateful for his patience and understanding when we inadvertently omitted his name as pianist of the 1963 performance of the piece we included in Michigan Remember, our 150th retrospective CD. There are in fact two pianists on this recording, but neither is listed in the program from this particular concert; we guessed at Frank Kuntz as one of the two, and our guess was incorrect. Our apologies and thanks to Alan!

Merchandise Update

We’re on schedule with the Greatest Hits CD and slightly behind in the reunion concert CD and songbook. Details:

Michigan Remember: UMMGC's Greatest Hits 1960-2010
The corrected discs arrived recently and were shipped by June 18 to all who had pre-ordered copies and to all who had purchased and received defective copies.

150th Anniversary Alumni Concert
This CD of the spectacular alumni concert will be shipped to all alums who registered for the 150th. The production team is currently working on graphics and packaging, and expects to have this project completed in July.
Estimated ship date: August 1.

Sing to the Colors: The University of Michigan Songbook
Copyright approvals have been received and the book will be sent to printer by July 1.
Estimated ship date: August 15.