EVENT: University of Rochester YellowJackets to Receive Key to Rochester
WHO: In recognition of their contributions to the city, Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards will present members of the University of Rochester YellowJackets, the University\'s oldest male a cappella group, with a key to the city.
TIME, DATE, PLACE: 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, in Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons on the University\'s River Campus.
ABOUT THE YELLOWJACKETS: The YellowJackets, who recently competed on NBC\'s hit reality television show The Sing-Off, have a history of community service in the city. Over the last decade, they have performed concerts and hosted workshops throughout the Rochester City School District. In 2009, the group organized the Harmony for Hope concert, raising funds for the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. And, this fall, the YellowJackets teamed up with the Rochester City School District to create an extra-curricular a cappella group at the World of Inquiry School. The group, called ROC-appella, will join the YellowJackets on stage at two sold-out concerts on Dec. 11.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Media interested in covering the ceremony should call Melissa Greco Lopes at 585.260.6666.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.