Recently I sat down with the last two senior Yellowjackets about their 19th annual midwinter jamboree, “Acappocalypse Now.” The Yellowjackets who are in their 47th year on campus, will be pulling out all the stops for their biggest event of the year.They will be showcasing new songs, bringing back old favorites, and featuring first time soloists. Ian Koff, vocal percussionist and four year veteran, has recently purchased a “thumper,” which is a throat microphone specially designed for singing bass and beatboxing.The opening montage features clips from different movies and shows leading to the opening number. Dave Marvin senior and musical director would like to let people who appreciate the humor of Homestar Runner know that they are in for an extra special treat.The University of Conneticut Chordials will be guest starring. These comely lasses will be singing songs such as “Cowboy Take Me Away” by Cher and “Testosterone” by Jezebelle.The Strong Jugglers will surely keep you on the edge of your seats with their gravity-defying feats. These masters of near death will be throwing almost everything in the air, and then keep it there for a while. In a recent interview freshman juggler John Wilson saif “they will make your brain into spicy chicken,” a stunt previously never performed in North America.In reference to the Yellowjackets, freshman Kenneth Lotito said about the Yellowjackets “I hear they practice like a whole lot.” And practiced they have. This event features special lighting and other such special effects provided by the Event Support Crew. The concert is this Friday in Strong Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for the general public. There will be an after party for all Yellowjacket fans at the drama house.Goldner can be reached at

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