Major: Business Economics and Public Policy
I'm most excited for...lots of gigs and tour!
Fun Fact: I played at the Fillmore.
Rockville Centre, NY
I'm most excited to.. be singing with an incredible TTBB choir for the first time and for tour at the end of the year.
Fun Fact: I once had the privilege of babysitting Jennifer Lopez' children for ten minutes
Benjamin "Parker" Banker
Rye, New York
Major: Political Science
Minor: Law and Society
Favorite Glee Memory: When I first put on the Glee Club uniform, I knew that I was joining something much bigger than me that would be with me all my life. It was my time to start to contribute to the Club's rich history and path.
Fun Fact: I worked with the New York Philharmonic in musical composition and had several of my original works performed.
Brian "Flawrence" Johnson
Elmwood Park, IL
Major: Biological Basis of Behavior
Favorite Glee Memory: The feeling of being really "at-home" in a university group after the last night of my freshman year Fall Show.
Fun Fact: Outside of Glee Club, I work as both a clinical research assistant and critical writing tutor at Penn.
Christian "Riptijdë" Pohlmann
Fairfax Station, VA
Favorite Glee Memory: Being on top of Hong Kong with my big, Mikey, and other friends in Glee on our tour to East Asia.
Fun Fact: I am very directionally challenged. Case A: The Glee Club Tour
Majors: Computer Science and Fine Arts
I'm most excited to... see how we sound as a group, and to see how I can contribute to the Glee Club dynamic.
Fun Fact: The hospital room I was born in was once temporarily considered international territory by request of the Queen of the Netherlands.
Connor "Freeze" Beard
Minor: Native American Studies
Favorite Glee Memory: Singing Afterglow at the end of each show.
Fun Fact: I once tripped in front of Lady Gaga at the airport, and she looked at me and said "it's ok, brother"
Dixon "Mach" O'Banion
Favorite Glee Memory: Opening night of last year’s Spring Show; performing and feeding off of the crowd’s energy was amazing.
Fun Fact: I went to the same high school as Michelle Obama
Eli "Otto" Eisenstein
Minors: Cinema Studies, Music
Favorite Glee Memory: Getting to travel and perform with other groups and clubs. It’s amazing to get to meet all the incredible singers!
Fun Fact: I co-founded a film festival for high schoolers.
Evan "Jiro" McClelland
Major: Health and Societies
Favorite Glee Memory: Waiting for a solid minute in the middle of a song while Alumni loudly cheered and clapped during my freshman year Spring Show, all because of one line that comes back in every show! It was a great moment of connection between the Club and the Alums, even if we were all frozen on stage.
Fun Fact: I've eaten at the northernmost Burger King in the world. There's no topping that.
Hannah "Lorael" Chan
San Francisco, CA
Majors: Finance, Marketing
Minor: Theatre Arts
Favorite Glee Memory: Spending a day at the beach in Taiwan while on tour.
Fun Fact: When I was 10 I won a nationwide sweepstakes and was flown to Texas.
Hope "Reif" Brindle
Major: Political Science
Favorite Glee Memory: Sleeping on the couch in the Glouse when I got homesick as a freshman.
Fun Fact: I love old Barbie movies.
Jadel "Xunda" Contreras
Major: Psychology (pre-med)
Favorite Glee Memory: The last night of our East Asia 2019 tour, saying goodbye to most of the seniors and realizing how much the people in this group mean to me.
Fun Fact: I split and riff. Those are the only two components of my personality.
Jake "Aero" Milner
Major: Finance and Accounting
Favorite Glee Memory: Either the tap finale on Saturday night of both of my spring shows or any number of tour performances. I think those moments are when all three pillars of the Glee Club come out in full, and they're really special.
Fun Fact: I've lived at 9 different addresses in 4 different cities!
Major: Architecture/Urban Studies
I'm most excited for... bonding with the other Glee members and going on tour.
Fun Fact: I was born a lefty, but write with my right hand now.
Lower Gwynedd, PA
Majors: BBB, Music
I'm most excited for... gigs all over campus and Philadelphia!
Fun Fact: I have a growing collection of uncommon musical instruments.
Kevin "Shazam" Zhao
Favorite Glee Memory: When the curtain comes up and it's time for the tap finale of the spring show
Fun Fact: I compose original video game soundtrack music for a club!
Majors: Linguistics, English
I'm most excited about... getting to meet cool people.
Fun Fact: I have a twin sister.
Logan "Snow" Flake
Majors: Finance and Management
Minor: Theatre Arts
Favorite Glee Memory: Either Pipers caroling to the mafia and getting an expensive dinner at an authentic Italian restaurant, or the gig with the Super Bowl trophy... we got to hold it!
Fun Fact: I grew up on a farm.
Minors: English, Math, Statistics
I'm most excited for... the people!!
Fun Fact: My favorite weather is the gray, pre-storm windy phase of rainy days, I really don’t like summer weather, and I am a certified ski instructor!
Manya "Libre" Johnston-Ramirez
Major:History and Political Science
Favorite Glee Memory: I really liked working on the set during Fun as Hell Week! We always has a good time working together in the shop and accomplished big things.
Fun Fact: I was born in Yolo County, which is a real place.
Maria "Emerald" Perilla
Favorite Glee Memory: Closing night of the spring show when I get to see everyone be really proud of what we have made.
Fun Fact: I have three passports: United States, Colombia, and Spain.
Michiyah "Nox" Collins
Favorite Glee Memory: Watching the tap finale at the end of the spring show. I am filled with so much joy when I see it.
Fun Fact: I swing dance!
Majors: Finance and Marketing
I'm excited to... be able to build bonds of friendship and brotherhood with the other members in Glee.
Fun Fact: I have technically worked for Disney.
Ryan "Molly" Hood
Majors: Biology and Latin American & Latino Studies
Favorite Glee Memory: The end of my first fall show. We were all standing together after finishing a difficult closer, and I’m pretty sure I had made a complete fool of myself on stage, but despite this the moment was still one of the happiest I can remember because it felt so fulfilling to have been able to put on such a performance with a group of people I genuinely felt like I was a part of.
Fun Fact: Only 6 of my ten fingers are actually straight
Ryotaro "Whirl" Ohashi
Iowa City, IA
Majors: Mathematical Biology, Economics
Favorite Glee Memory: My favorite memory with glee is when Dan and a few other friends and I had a little too much fun at an arcade in Shanghai
Savanna "Cobalt" Grinspun
Major: Cinema Studies
Minors: English, Theatre Arts, and Consumer Psychology
Favorite Glee Memory: Going on retreat for the first time! It was the first time I spent an extended amount of time with the club as a whole, and I felt like I had truly found my family at Penn.
Tomoki "Boing" Tashiro
Favorite Glee Memory: The day spent at a beach outside of Taipei during tour is a very fond memory of mine.
Fun Fact: Plastic Wawa bags are my go-to rainy day footwear