The YellowJackets

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The YellowJackets were formed by Dr. Ward Woodbury, Jr., who was appointed Director of Music on the River Campus in 1954. The group was formed as part of the original Men's Glee Club, a group no longer in existence. Their first engagement was for the spring 1956 graduation ceremony. Most men sang in both the Yellow Jackets and the Glee Club, and performed music accompanied by piano.

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The YellowJackets were formed by Dr. Ward Woodbury, Jr., who was appointed Director of Music on the River Campus in 1954. The group was formed as part of the original Men's Glee Club, a group no longer in existence. Their first engagement was for the spring 1956 graduation ceremony. Most men sang in both the Yellow Jackets and the Glee Club, and performed music accompanied by piano.

While called the YellowJackets, after the University of Rochester's mascot, the group originally performed in blue blazers with red and black ties. The iconic yellow blazers were not purchased until 1958. Adding to the yellow jackets, the men began wearing tux pants and bow ties and created the look that clearly identifies the YellowJackets today.

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