Smith College Smiffenpoofs in NYC!
A special chance to hear the Nation's oldest female a cappela group. Come end your week with a song!
-JUST ANNOUNCED -
The Smith College Club of NYC is delighted to welcome the Smiffenpoofs, the Nation’s oldest female a cappela group to NYC!
Friday, April 5, 2013
140 E 27th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
Nearest Subway: 6 train to 28th Street/Park Avenue South
Pay for your own drink; we’ll have some appetizers! All Smithies and friends of Smithies welcome! A fun and harmonious way to end the week! Come on by!
The Smiffenpoofs formed in 1936 after a group of Smithies attended a Yale picnic where the Whiffenpoofs were performing. The ladies were so impressed by the Whiffs’ camaraderie and musicality that they decided to form the first women’s collegiate a cappella group in the nation, modeling their sound after the Whiffs’ and adopting a derivative name in their honor. As the story goes, on November 23rd, 1936, Smith president William Allan Neilson gave his official approval to the group, gifting them with a leather-bound journal in which to record their history.
For more: http://thesmiffenpoofs.wordpress.com/
Album on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/poofs-in-boots/id580724043