Saturday, April 26th - After a year of hard work, smelly nights, and sore voices, The G-Men arrive in New York City to perform at the famous Town Hall venue. The anticipation and excitement continue to escalate throughout the day until our time comes to perform. We open up the competition singing our hearts out, and leave everything we can on the stage. At the end of the show, we leave the venue awarded Best Vocal Percussion and with the satisfaction of knowing that we gave our fans, the audience, and the judges a performance that we can be proud of.
Monday, May 1st - The G-Men congregate in the Burton Memorial Tower for one last piece of business before calling it a year - elections. After an arduous 6 hours of deliberation, we emerge with our new Executive Board:
President: Kevin Anthony
- After a year of showing the group what he could do as Business Manager, Kevin Anthony runs for President of the G-Men. With his experience and ability to deal with heated, passionate conversations, he is a strong candidate. Elections go down. Kevin gives the best speech he's ever given, addressing two dozen points in just seven minutes. The G-Men are very impressed, but not enough that they don't still take an hour and a half making sure he's definitely right for the position. Finally a decision is reached. Former President Apoorv Dhir makes his last call as the face of the G-Men and announces the results to the candidates in the waiting room. As he reenters the room, Kevin Anthony seems to have a little more strut in his step. Prideful. Almost presidential.
Business Manager: Noah Collins
- Coming into his Senior year at The University of Michigan, Noah knew that he wanted to make a splash. Like a Magikarp, however, he also knew that most attempts at splashing would prove to be quite useless. So Noah runs on a position of family. Noah runs on a position of bringing the group closer together. His vision for the future isn't so lofty as making the group internationally renowned, or becoming famous, or getting a reality TV-show, no. His vision of the group is that we come out of next year feeling as close as he feels to each and every one of us. The group clearly approves, though not enough so that they don't spend an hour deliberating again. Yet, as deliberations come to a close, it is clear that they've made the right choice. The group welcomes Noah Collins to the Executive Board with unfaltering grins, visions of the year to come tickling the backs of their minds.
Music Director: Jordan Liu
- After a year of directing the group, Jordan Liu is smug as can be. He waltzes up to the podium before his speech and makes a snide comment that nobody laughs at because he's not as funny as he thinks he is. Idiot. He knows the group is full of musical talent and honestly any one of them would probably do a great job as a Music Director. The position has a way of making you grow, something he has found to be all too true in his first year of musical direction. But of course he'll never admit it. He'd much rather insist that he is a genius, his brain the size of a planet, and that he is the best for the position. Things just seem easier that way. More honest, to a man with a skewed sense of honesty - one that relies more on expressing a paradigm than speaking objective truth. The group reluctantly admits to his charming intellect and grudgingly elects him to the position for the second year in a row.
The G-Men (or Gentlemen for long) are the premier all-male a cappella group at the University of Michigan. They are known for their massive triceps, fanatical obsession with guppies, and for rocking audiences with the power of 100 raging Mark Ruffalo's.
In recent years, the G-Men have competed in ICCA Finals in New York City's Town Hall, toured extensively across the US, and performed privately for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.