The New Directions is the Glee Club of McKinley High. It was given the name of "New Directions" after Will took over the group. The group has won Sectionals the three years it has been led by Will, and although they placed third at Regionals in 2010, they placed first place at Regionals 2011 with the Original Songs: Get It Right and Loser Like Me, as they did at Regionals 2012 consisting of three songs. Two songs performed by New Directions, and a third sung by the former Troubletones.
In their first appearance at Nationals in 2011 they placed 12th and did not qualify for the showcase. In the competition they sangPretending and Light Up the World. They returned to Nationals in 2012 for a second year in a row, performing Edge of Glory, It's All Coming Back to Me Now and Paradise by the Dashboard Light.They went on to win, marking the club's first National win since 1993. As stated in Britney 2.0, the McKinley Glee club was established in 1954.
In Swan Song, they lost Sectionals for the first time in 4 years, leading to the group being disbanded and The Choir Room being currently occupied by The Cheerios. Despite this they still had regular meetings and performances in whatever areas they are able to find.