Alumni Project 2021

MGC Military


Dear Men's Glee Club Alumni,

We are contacting you today to inform you of our current project and to enlist your help.

The current Men's Glee Club is committed to making positive things happen during this historic and unusually demanding time — with the priority to preserve and strengthen our community. Our newest project addresses this goal by celebrating Men's Glee Club — both past and present.


The current members are embarking on a virtual recording project that will honor MGC members in past or active military service, including National Guard and Reserves.

We will record "Armed Forces Medley,” arranged by alumnus Dr. Tim Sarsany. In the video we want to recognize as many of you as possible.

If you are not familiar with past virtual choir performances, enjoy our Carmen Ohio video, produced at the start of this academic year.


If you were, or are currently in military service, please email the following to me at

  • a photo of you in uniform,
  • a listing of your rank and years of military service,
  • the years you were enrolled in the Men's Glee Club.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2021
We will feature this information and the photo on the virtual recording.

If you have trouble with emailing a digital version of your photo, send me an email to make other arrangements.


Dr. Sisson

“What an inspired, marvelous idea! Brings back very special memories. The Men’s Glee Club was an important part of my undergraduate years."

Dr. Richard Sisson, MGC President 1957–1958,
Former Ohio State University Provost

Lt. Col. Austin DuFresne

"Joining the Glee Club turned into so much more than I could have ever asked for. The lifelong friendships forged and the music we created are memories that I cherish every day. The level of artistry that I experienced during my days with OSU MGC is something I have chased since I left."

Lt. Colonel Austin DuFresne, North Carolina Army National Guard

Thank you for considering this project, and I hope to hear from you in the next two weeks.


Robert J. Ward
Men's Glee Club conductor