Music group’s tour will end at Universal

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Cassie Gibbs

News Editor

 

POPulus, Troy University’s popular American music ensemble, will travel to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, to perform.

On April 8, 9 and 10, POPulus will be touring Georgia and Florida for its “Who You Are” tour. The group will perform a mixture of covers of current hits and original songs written by POPulus members.

The group’s original songs can be found on its CDs: “The Drive,” “Look to the Sun” and the latest, “Who You Are.”

POPulus held its first performance on campus Tuesday night, April 7.

The group sang a range of cover songs such as “Wrapped Around” by country artist Brad Paisley and “Ain’t It Fun” by pop-rock group Paramore. It also sang a number of original songs such as “The Girl Is Mine.”

Alyssa Enrile, a freshman English major from Pensacola, Florida, was asked to come onstage while the group performed “The Girl Is Mine.” She said she enjoyed having two men sing to her.

“It was really cute. I have a boyfriend, but it was still adorable. I’m really glad it happened.”

The group will perform in Cochran, Georgia,  at Middle Georgia State College on April 8; Clearwater, Florida, at Countryside High School on April 9; and at Universal Studios’ Music Plaza Stage on April 10.

Wyatt Edmondson, a junior music industry major from Montgomery and one of the lead singers for POPulus, said that he has learned a lot while performing with the group over the last three years.

“I’ve been here since I was a freshman,” Edmondson said. “POPulus has been an amazing experience for me because I’ve learned a lot of things about what it’s like in the professional music industry, while having fun at the same time.”

Edmondson said that the group has changed throughout his three years.

“I’ve watched the program grow, and it’s tripled in quality. It’s crazy how far we’ve gotten in just three years. I could see this program in five years, 10 years, being something that is nationally recognized and draws people from all over to come and be a part of it.”

Edmondson said he will take his experiences with POPulus with him after he graduates.

“Because of the stuff I’ve learned here, I’m able to go and apply it in the real world now and after I graduate.”

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