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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 🙂

Coming Soon – More Interactive!

Hey Greenie family and friends!

I realized and my professor for helped point out that this blog could be and should be more about what YOU guys want, rather than what I want about and from 58 Greene. So, with that being said, I would love for some of you guys to throw out ideas of what more about 58 Greene you would like to hear or see, in terms of music, concert videos, rehearsals, or interviews with any Greenie members that I can get a hold of.

I am going to be putting up more videos from our YouTube page just to start things off and make the blog look a bit prettier and colorful, but then, with your requests, I will put up other videos of the little things we do inside the group and the different shenanigans that take part in being a part of the Greenie family.

So, what would YOU like to see or hear from 58 Greene? Thank you for your ideas!

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.