On September 30, 1980, a group of Pasadena residents met to discuss the possibility of starting a Glee club in the community. Ed Rogers, the principal of Holy Rosary School suggested his friend Brother Jared Blackmore, the principal of Regina High School in Corner Brook would be a good individual to direct the group. Brother Blackmore agreed, and the Glee club began.
The first executive members of the club were: Elsie Bennett as president, Louise Fisher as secretary, Mabel Stowe was treasurer, and our directors at the time were Malcolm Turner, Marilyn White, Otis Burton and Frank Moores.
The Pasadena Glee club was very active in the community, performing at churches and schools whenever they had the opportunity. Brother Blackmore would take different stories, such as “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, and adapt it for the group to perform. The club would perform at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Carnival in the community, and would often perform at the Arts and Culture Centre in Corner Brook.
The biggest accomplishment for the club however, was producing a record. The group received a grant, and started working on their record. They had done so many wonderful things over the years, that they decided that the best way to finish would be to produce a record. The Glee Club was active in the community from 1980-1987, and allowed residents of Pasadena an opportunity to express their love of music and enjoy themselves in a social setting while doing so.