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Music

Decisions Decisions…

So we finally have our concert title and theme: “Teach Me How to Greenie”.

We’re basing it off the hit song, “Teach Me How to Dougie”, and we’re hoping that we can share some laughs and jokes with the audience by dancing and telling them about the little things that go on within the group. Although it seems like it may be dance or hip-hop themed, we are actually going for a more “origin of Greenies” aspect to it and applying the history and stories we have to share with our audience. The intimate and personal relationship we can create with the audience in that way will hopefully allow us to have a more close-knit fan base and I know that our friends and families will love to hear how Greenies has become what it is today.

So, keep an eye out for flyers on the diag and everywhere you pass by in the next few weeks, because our concert will be coming up on April 1st, 2011! And no – it is not an April Fool’s Day joke :P. I hope to see you all there and I hope you enjoy this beautiful weather as much as I do.

P.S. – This semester’s Dance Mix has some pretty awesome selections, so get pumped for it :)!


Patrick Fromuth Productions presents “Stripped”

This is a follow up to the previous post about putting up videos. Although this is only partially Greenies, this show had many Greenie members performing and our very own Patrick Fromuth producing it…it was probably one of the best live concerts I have attended:

I get goosebumps every single time I watch the videos 🙂





Rehearsal Videos

Hey Greenie Fans and Family,

After my roommate told be about justin.tv, a live streaming and broadcasting site, we checked it out to see if I could broadcast some Greenie Improvs, warm-ups, and run-throughs on the site. However, justin.tv now makes new users pay for their services so I will be recording videos or audio tracks via my HandyDandy cellular telephone, and will upload them on this post as we progress throughout the semester.

As for tonight’s rehearsal, I’ll see if I can give you guys a sneak peak at our new Talent Show Dance Mix coming up and if we can fit in some warm-up times and hugs and kisses and cuddles in there as well. Love you all and I’ll have the videos up soon!

Happy ❤ Day once more!


Teach Me How to “Greenie”

58 Greene is made up of a diverse group of people. Each member brings something new from usually somewhere new, and the group learns to understand each other in various challenging ways. With different personalities and backgrounds added into our melting pot family, Greenies help to learn from each other as well as to teach each other on a day-to-day basis.

However, a lot of the lessons learned and taught are not necessarily musical. Sure, we learn a thing or two from each other in improving our performances on stage, but personally, I have learned so much more  about different people and how a small community of strangers can come to love one another so dearly. From the retreats and rehearsal in the beginning of each semester, Greenies have an uncanny ability to open up to each other, be affectionate with other, and be honest with each other without the fear of being judged. It is a community – no, a family – of people who strive to become more personally attached with people they never knew before, not because they have to, but because they genuinely care and want to.

To me, being a Greenie not only means singing with the best-of-the-best on Michigan’s campus, but allows me to love people who I may have never had the chance to love before. Whether it is through the music or just being able to personally get in touch with other Greenies, the group allows for me to reach out and understand different kinds of people and with genuine care. From our little traditions that are passed down, to the everyday stories we share with one another, Greenies helps me to be a better man by teaching me the importance of creating new and timeless friendships.

In my opinion, it is nearly impossible to be taught “how to be a Greenie”. It cannot be lectured about or read from a textbook, but rather, it is something that Greenies learn from each other and the semesters they spend together. Being a Greenie is made up of the countless experiences of laughter, stress, joy, tears, weekends,  and rehearsals that we all share with each other every week.