Yet Eternally The Same
Founded in 1872, the prestigious Rutgers University Glee Club holds a distinctive position on campus that few groups or organizations could claim. It is the oldest student-run organization, a credited class, and is easily one of the most recognizable groups on campus to students and faculty alike. While the men of the RUGC sing traditional songs of Rutgers history for public events and celebrations, their intense rehearsals are dedicated to challenging choral music that is respected internationally, allowing them to be recognized as one of the top male choral ensembles in the United States. As a result, they have sang all over the world, including most recently at a mass within St. Peter's Basilica.
Underneath the musical excellence is a strong community rarely found in student socities of today. Countless traditions can be seen continuing on, such as the annual "Soup Bowl" where the Rutgers University Marching Band compete against the RUGC in a game of flag football, singing and eating in pizzerieas after late night rehearsals, or organizing a summer BBQ where alumni return to see past friends.
Despite shifts in membership every year, the Rutgers University Glee Club maintains its role as a standard bearer for the University and its traditions. But its members don't sing or put in the long hours of rehearsal solely for the sake of tradition. It's the constant spirit and joy for music that allows the broadest of differences to be bridged, and for many voices to become one.
We are, and will always be "Ever Changing, yet eternally the same."