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With the Power of 100 Raging Buffalo we are proud to present the first official Alumni Newsletter! You will now be able to hear about and reconnect with guys you once shared the stage with, while keeping up with the current group!!
Will Friedman #10 Founder Fall 1994 – Spring 1995
After founding The GMen back in the fall of 1994 and graduating at the end of that spring semester, “Willy Will” moved out to Seattle where he worked for Microsoft until 2000. He then moved to San Francisco for 3 months to work for a start up company that decided to send him out to London for “a few months”. Two and half years later he moved to Paris, with his future wife. After spending another few years there he made it back to Seattle, which is where he lives now. While living in Seattle, Will has become a fluent French speaker, thanks to his French wife and maybe even a little help from his 2 year old daughter who they are raising bilingual. Will made it back to Ann Arbor for the Glee Clubs 150th Anniversary, and we hope to see you back here again soon!
Tony Pachella #11 Fall 2007 – Winter 2011
Cur r ent Gr o up This year was surely one of the most successful in GMen history. We sold out our 2nd Annual GFest Variety Show, released our 3rd album “Disc in a Box”, filled Rackham Aud. for both of our concerts, and placed 2nd at the ICCA Midwest Semifinal, our 2nd Top 3 finish in the past 2 years! Just because school is out, doesn’t mean GMen stop too…this summer, the GMen will be featured on the national TV show “America Sings”! The show will air *JULY 6TH* and we would love some Alumni support with the voting! Especially since we have the chance to win $10,000!! We’ll be sure to remind you when the times closer and if any of you are planning a trip back to the beautiful city of Ann Arbor please let us know! We’d love to see you guys!
Corey Slutsky #29
1998 Spring – 2001 Winter It’s been exactly a decade since Corey graced the stage as a GMan. After graduating UofM, “SLUT” earned a masters in Broadcast Journalism at USC, and is currently the Chief of Sports Programming at a company that broadcasts TV and Radio to American troops serving overseas. Corey is about to celebrate his 1-‐year anniversary to his beautiful wife, Alexis, who works alongside him in Murrieta, CA for Voices Only, a company Corey founded that puts out an a cappella compilation CD every year and helps a cappella groups around the country. Alas, Corey was never able to give up his love for singing as he’s performed not only with the GMen, but also the USC SoCal VoCals, the pro group STREETNiX, and is in the process of putting out his first solo album!! After all of this success, Corey still looks back and misses those unforgettable and still delicious tequila shots.
After graduation, Tony’s life has taken too many eventful turns to chronicle effectively in this brief newsletter. Suffice it to say that he is no way similar to that 21-‐year-‐old kid who graduated all those years ago. When asked to recount one significant event, he chose his experience earlier today when he tried a Reese’s Nutrageous bar…”it may not be life changing, but certainly life affirming”. Since graduating a month ago, Tony has been married 6 times, but doesn’t have any known heirs. He’s recently moved out to LA where he continues his a cappella career as “that guy who beat boxes” and singing along to Les Miserables 25th Anniversary DVD. For the past month, Tony has been recalling many GMen memories, but none as good as the 2011 trip to Champaign-‐ Urbana where he saw Gavin Chensue pole dancing “There are some things you just can’t put a price on”. Now in LA, Tony is hoping to take some outrageous, or maybe Nutrageous, experience and turn it into a TV program… maybe HBO or AMC. If you are in the LA area, give Tony an email and grab a drink or two! TPach@umich.edu