TV Show ‘Glee’ Inspires a New Generation of School Groups

By Erik W. Robelen — October 18, 2010 1 min read
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Here’s a fun little item: It seems that the Emmy-nominated TV show “Glee” is inspiring a surge in the popularity of school-based glee clubs, according to an Associated Press story.

The article highlights several schools in Delaware that have started such clubs recently, spurred by the TV program.

The music director at Newark Charter School told the AP that the show, about an Ohio high school glee club and its misfit members, has generated enthusiasm among students who now think choruses and glee clubs are cool.

Gregory McKinnon, 12, said he auditioned for and joined the glee club at Talley Middle School because he enjoys singing and has been complimented on his voice for years,

“I never really believed it,” he was quoted as saying, “but being one of the four boys, I kinda have to.”

Photo from a recent episode of “Glee” provided by Fox Broadcasting Company.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.