At his first FallFest three years ago, senior Philip Guadagno found a home in the UNC Men's Glee Club.
“I was wandering around at FallFest and I was walking by some tables, and I heard someone literally scream at me ‘Do you like singing?’" Guadango said. "And I’ve been there ever since.”
UNC is home to a variety of music clubs, including A cappella and musical theater programs, so musically-inclined students are overloaded with options.
“Students have a lot of choices for music organizations when they get here, and it’s hard to really stand out from the crowd,” said Grady Moomaw, outreach chair of the Carolina Jams club.
Men’s Glee Club has the distinction of being UNC’s oldest continually existing choral organization. The group has existed since 1892, and in the years since, has remained central to both the UNC music community and the larger student population. The group’s alumni include actor Andy Griffith and William Myers, a second tenor for the club who is credited with writing “Hark the Sound,” which was first performed by the Glee Club in 1897.