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Spring Break Brings Welcome Respite

Musical Groups Will Tour Nation, World, as Other Students Hit the Road on Their Own

By Emily B. Wong

The promise of spring break has bobbed like a carrot in front of students' noses since intersession. Now that break is here--even if spring is not--Harvard student groups are taking their shows on the road.

Many musical groups will tour over break, heading south in most cases to warmer climes.

The Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society (RCS) will each take U.S. tours.

Gene F. Civillico '98 will go to Texas with about 50 members of the Glee Club.

The group will perform at churches, schools and auditoriums, staying with Glee Club alums along the way.

For their 77th annual spring tour, they plan to hit Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.

"When you perform that much in a week you get to sound really tight musically," Civillico said.

RCS will also head south, hitting Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia on a week-long bus trip.

According to RCS Tour Manager Amy B. Stanley '99, 36 women will sing in four concerts.

Why are so many groups going south?

"Because it's warm!" said Stanley.

Even warmer and farther south is Bermuda, where the Radcliffe Pitches, the Din and Tonics, the Krokodiloes and the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will sun themselves--and perform.

"Money we get from doing other shows during the year we use to fund the trip," said Richard J. Chung '00 of the Krokodiloes.

Harvard Model Congress Europe set out yesterday for Paris, where they will host a U.S. government simulation for European high school students.

For those whose extracurriculars won't whisk them across the world, a road trip is always fun.

Eric S. Giroux '97 is taking half a road trip with friends.

"We're flying down to Charleston, South Carolina, picking up a car and then driving back," he said.

On the way, Giroux hopes to stop at Gettysburg.

"You go and look at the battlefield and see the museum. It was the turning point of the war. The Civil War," he said.

But one activity topped the list of break plans for weary students: heading home to sleep.

"I'm going to sit down and sleep and sleep some more," said Rachel L. Weber '99. "Then I'm going to get some home cooking and watch cable TV and read."

For students who choose to stick around Cambridge for the week, Dudley Cafe, located in Lehman Hall, is offering a spring recess meal plan. Students can sign up at a dining hall today to get lunch and dinner over the break for $72.00.

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