July 1st, 2014RUSH 2014!
Welcome to Yale, Class of 2018! We're so excited to welcome you all to campus as we gear up for Rush 2014. Think you're Alley Cat material? Check out our Rush tab to the left!
April 23rd, 2014Welcome to Bulldog Days!
Welcome, class of 2018! We've loved seeing you around campus, and hope you can make it to our open rehearsal tonight. If you can't make it (or if you can, either is fine with us), find us on Facebook and on YouTube at youtube.com/yalealleycats!
April 2nd, 2014Congratulations To Our New Whiffenpoof Taps!
We are so excited that three of our juniors were tapped for the illustrious Yale Whiffenpoofs tonight! A huge congratulations to Timothy Lind '15+1, Jeremy Zitomer '15+1, and Ehrik Aldana '15+1! Ehrik Aldana will also be holding the position of business manager, and Timothy Lind will be the assistant pitch. Congratulations once again to our new Whiffencats!
February 13th, 2014Champagne Jamboree
It's finally here! Our 70th Anniversary Champagne Jamboree is this Saturday, February 15th at 8pm in Battell Chapel. Come to hear our biggest concert, and one of our only on-campus performances, of the year.
Tickets are $5 for students and $15 dollars for adults, and may be purchased from any current member of the Alley Cats or online at this address:
For more information, visit our Facebook page.
October 30th, 2013New Music
Our website now features tracks from our brand-new album, Noir! If you like what you hear, visit the newly-updated Our Music tab to hear more tracks from Noir, and, if you really like it, visit the Albums tab to order your very own copy!
If you want to keep up with the Alley Cats, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/theyalealleycats, or visit us on YouTube at youtube.com/yalealleycats.
October 29th, 2013Fall Tour 2013!
The Yale Alley Cats just got back from a wonderful tour to D.C.; check out the Photo Gallery section of our website to see pictures!
To keep up with the Alley Cats, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theyalealleycats, and if you want to hear more of us, visit us on YouTube at www.youtube.com/yalealleycats.
September 11th, 2013New Taps!
We're so excited to announce that we have tapped four fantastic new Cats: Xinyuan Chen, Zack Elkind, Thomas Forster, and Dillon Lew! Check out their Alley Cat profiles in the tab labelled The Cats.
September 3rd, 2013The Yale Alley Cats 70th Anniversary Singing Dessert!
Make sure you don't miss the Yale Alley Cats in our first full-length concert of the year: our 70th Anniversary Singing Dessert! We'll be providing an array of tasty treats, including sushi and freshly-made crepes. The concert is this Thursday at 7 pm in Sudler Hall in WLH. We hope to see you there!
August 21st, 2013Noir Tracklist and Album Art!
We've just released the tracklist and album artwork for our new album, Noir! Check it out in the albums tab, and don't forget to like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest info about Noir.
August 8th, 2013A Cappella is Coming (plus Album pre-order!)
It's almost time for our first performances of the year! Get ready for a new year of Alley Cats by checking out our tour pictures on our Facebook page.
If you're in the Boston area, make sure you don't miss out on your chance to hear us perform; the event details are listed at the linked URL.
Also, our new album, Noir, is now available for pre-order! Visit the Buy an Album tab for details!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theyalealleycats and explore our website for more information!
May 30th, 2013We're on TV!
Check out this feature by a Korean news agency covering a portion of our South Korea tour!
May 28th, 2013The Summer Begins
After a fantastic summer tour in Seattle and South Korea, the Yale Alley Cats have gone home and are working hard to recover from their jet lag. We had a wonderful time performing, and we can't wait to get back together again next year to continue to do so. See you then!
Stay tuned for pictures from our tour, and like us on Facebook to get the latest updates about the new school year when it begins!
May 19th, 2013Summer Tour
The Alley Cats have had a wonderful time on tour so far, visiting Seattle and other parts of Washington. Now, we're very excited to be heading to South Korea for the rest of our tour! Stay tuned for more updates about our tour, as we will be posting pictures and updates to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Check out our newly updated photo gallery to see pictures from our spring tour across Europe!
March 13th, 2013Spring Tour is underway!
Our tour is well underway, and to keep all of you updated, we've decided to keep a blog chronicling our adventures in Europe! Check out the first post on the tour blog tab. Also, if you can't come see us perform on tour, check out our Youtube page; we've uploaded the videos from Champagne Jamboree! Stay tuned to Facebook for more info and pics from tour.
March 7th, 2013Spring Tour fast approaches!
In approximately 24 hours, the Yale Alley Cats will depart from Yale University to embark on our spring tour. We will be traveling to Germany, Switzerland, and more! Visit the Tours tab for contact information about tour, and, as always, stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.
February 11th, 2013Champagne Jamboree was a rousing success!
Despite all of the adverse circumstances, we managed to have a wonderful performance in the Morse College Dining Hall with a large turnout. Thanks to everyone who could make it out through the snow, especially all of the parents and alumni who had to fight the weather to make it on time. We had a fantastic time, and we hope you did, too!
February 3rd, 201370th Anniversary Champagne Jamboree!
The Yale Alley Cats cordially invite you to join in an evening of musical merriment as we celebrate our 70th anniversary at our largest on-campus concert of the year. As always, we will be performing a variety of musical styles, from pop to motown, and, of course, jazz. The performance will also feature our female guest soloist, Mary Kleshefsky, current pitchpipe of Whim'n Rhythm and past pitchpipe of Redhot & Blue.
The concert will begin at 8:00 pm in Battell Chapel on Saturday, February 9th. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults, and $4 pre-sale, and may be purchased from any current member of the Alley Cats.
Check out our facebook event for more information, and don't forget to like us on facebook!
December 29th, 2012The Yale Alley Cats perform at the Woodrow Wilson High School
Come and hear the Yale Alley Cats (and Variations) at one of their only public performances this winter tour! Our repertoire, while based in jazz, includes genres such as pop, motown, and more.
Check out the Facebook event or the concert tickets section of the website for more information and to purchase tickets!
Also, make sure to like and stay tuned to our Facebook page for tour updates and pictures in the coming weeks!
December 5th, 2012Winter Tour is Coming
There are only a few more weeks until the start of our winter tour to the Southwest! If you're interested in hearing us on tour, check out the new Concert Tickets section of the website for information on tour performances and to buy tickets for those performances.
September 20th, 2012Welcome, Yale Alley Cats class of 2016!
After a fabulously successful tap night, we welcome into the group Zach Blickensderfer, Yan-Yang Feng, Se Hyun Han, Ari Kagan, and Gabe Petegorsky! We're so excited to make music with our newest members! Stay tuned for more information.
September 9th, 2012Singing Dessert!
Don't miss our Singing Dessert this Wednesday in the Pierson Dining Hall. Come for the music, come for the delicious sushi and crepes, or come for a chance to talk to us a bit more; just make sure you come! For more information, check out the event on our facebook page.
September 1st, 2012Auditions
Forget to sign up at Dwight Jam, but still want to audition? Contact one of our rush managers at Samuel.firstname.lastname@example.org, Daniel.email@example.com, or David.firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for an audition slot today or tomorrow. Don't miss out!
August 31st, 2012Dwight Sign-Up Jam!
Don't miss tonight's performance at the Dwight Hall Jamboree! We'll be performing second, immediately after Whim 'n Rhythm, so make sure you're not late! Immediately following the concert, you'll have an opportunity to sign up for auditions. We hope to see you there!
August 6th, 2012We're (Almost) Back!
It's almost time for the Alley Cats to come back for a whole new year of making music! Our first concert will be at the Harvard Club of Boston on August 24th, for an admission of $15. Check out our Facebook page for more information. Make sure you don't miss it!
June 4th, 2012Going Home
The Alley Cats have finished their summer tour and are all either home or on their way there. We've had a fantastic year, and we can't wait to be back together again in the fall. See you then!
June 1st, 2012The Alley Cats in Estonia!
Since our fantastic stay in Stuttgart, the Alley Cats have travelled all over eastern Europe, from Prague to Nuremberg and Helsinki, and on to Estonia. We've been graciously hosted by the Hotel Telegraaf and the Unique Hotels chain while in Tallinn, along with performing at the Tallinn Old Town Days Festival for the United States Ambassador to Estonia, and we're excited to perform in Narva tomorrow!
May 17th, 2012The Alley Cats Arrive in Paris!
After a wonderful stay in Brussels, the Alley Cats have arrived in Paris for a brief stay, after which we will head south to Le Mans, then back to Paris for another two days before returning to Germany for a stay in Stuttgart! Internet has been spotty, but pictures will be posted soon, so stay tuned!
May 11th, 2012The Yale Alley Cats Summer Tour!
The Yale Alley Cats have embarked upon our annual Summer Tour, which this year takes us to Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Estonia! Stay tuned for updates, pictures, and more!
April 16th, 2012Bulldog Days Open Rehearsal!
Join us this evening in WLH 207 (it's on Cross Campus) for an open rehearsal! Have some food, hear us sing, and get to know the Alley Cats! We hope to see you there!
March 21st, 2012Check out our Tour albums!
We just finished uploading pictures from our last tour, go and check them out! Click on 'Photo Gallery' then choose the album you'd like to look at.
March 16th, 2012Catch the Yale Alley Cats on Fox News!
The Yale Alley Cats perform on Fox News in St Louis to advertise a concert at a local bakery
March 1st, 2012The Yale Alley Cats embark on their annual Spring Tour!
The Yale Alley Cats are excited to head out on their Spring Tour which this year takes them to Hawaii and St Louis! Stay tuned for updates and pictures!
January 5th, 2012The Yale Alley Cats on the Move!
The Alley Cats have embarked on their annual Winter Tour! After meeting in Washington DC, the Alley Cats drove down to lovely Virginia Beach to sing at Norfolk Academy, Alma Mater of Virginia's own Michael Protacio. Tomorrow we head to Baltimore, so stay tuned! For all your tour update needs, we gotcha!
October 29th, 2011Come see our new freshmen at our Parents' Weekend concert!
Come see our six fabulous new freshmen at their Yale Alley Cats debut! We'll be performing with the lovely ladies of The New Blue, so come for the entire show!
See the event page for times and locations, and tickets can be bought through members of either group.
We hope to see you there!
September 22nd, 2011Welcome Alley Cats Class of 2015!
The Yale Alley Cats are excited to welcome David Gore, Jeremy Zitomer, Thomas Weng, Daniel Yu, Ehrik Aldana, Daniel Dangaran, and Timothy Lind to their numbers as the new Alley Cats class of 2015! Congratulations guys!
September 15th, 2011The Yale Alley Cats Singing Dessert
We hope you'll join us for our Singing Dessert in the Pierson Dinning hall! Bring a friend and enjoy the concert, which starts at 9. Doors open at 8:45
Hope to see you there!
September 2nd, 2011Dwight Hall Sign-up Jam this Friday!
Thanks so much to all of you who came out to Woolsey Jam on Sunday! We now encourage all of you who are interested in auditioning to come to Dwight Hall Sign-Up Jam (aka 'Dwight')
The Alley Cats will be singing fourth, we hope to see you there!
August 23rd, 2011Yale Alley Cats Live in Concert at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord MA
The Yale Alley Cats are coming to Concord! Come and enjoy an evening of song and fun this Tuesday at the Trinitarian Congregational Church on Walden street in Concord Massachusetts.
Doors open 7:00, Music begins at 7:30
Suggested donation: $10
We hope to see you there!
May 3rd, 2011Alley Cats to Perform at SIMKRAC "All for Love" Concert
The Alley Cats are pleased to announce a performance on May 28th, 2011 in conjunction with the SIMKRAC "All for Love: Charity for Japan" Concert in Kobe, Japan! Proceeds from the performance will go towards disaster relief in Japan. For more information, visit http://www.senkyu.com/simkrac/.
April 14th, 2011Bulldog Days and The Yale Alley Cats
The Alley Cats are excited to meet the class of 2015 during bulldog days. We hope you will join us at the following events on Thursday, April 14th:
1.30pm: Activities Bazaar, in Payne Whitney Gymnasium
4pm: Barbecue, on Old Campus
11pm: Open rehearsal, in room 011 (basement) of WLH
See you there!
March 31st, 2011New Whiffencats for 2011-2012!
Congratulations to our new Whiffencats: Ker Medero, John Yi, and Alexander Oki! And a special congratulations to Oki, who was elected to the "Popocatepetl" business manager position! These talented Alley Cats were tapped into the 2012 Class of Whiffenpoofs on March 30th, 2011 and will join the oldest collegiate acapella tradition in the country.
March 4th, 2011Spring Tour 2011
The Yale Alley Cats are excited to begin their 2011 Spring Tour to Switzerland and Italy! The tour runs from March 4th, 2011 through March 20th, 2011 and features performances throughout all of Switzerland and northern Italy.
February 19th, 2011Maneki Neko available online!
The Alley Cats are proud to make available our newest album, Maneki Neko, for online purchases! Check out the "Buy an Album" tab for purchasing information!
February 12th, 2011Champagne Jamboree 2011
Get ready for the much-anticipated annual Champagne Jamboree next Saturday, February 12th at 8:00 PM in Battell Chapel! Featuring female guest soloist Devon Martinez '11. Tickets are $4 pre-sale from any Alley Cat, $5 at the door, and $10 for adults.
December 28th, 2010Winter Tour 2011
The Alley Cats are excited for our 2011 Winter Tour, which will take us to Vail and Denver, Colorado! Come see our special New Years Eve performance in the center of Lionshead!
September 23rd, 2010Congratulations to the YAC Class of 2014!!!
The Yale Alley Cats are beyond thrilled to welcome the amazing Class of 2014: Ryder Billings, Austin Czarnecki, Sho Matsuzaki, and Anthony Tordillos. We are so excited to welcome these talented people into a 67-year-old tradition of music and brotherhood. Check back for updates on this incredible class as well as pictures from an incredible night!
August 30th, 2010The New Alley Cat album: Maneki Neko
The Alley Cats have just released their brand new album, Maneki Neko! Maneki Neko, or the “beckoning cat,” is one of Japan’s most cherished cultural memes. On our yearly escapades to the eastern world, the Alley Cats have seen these popular trinkets adorn storefronts, office desks, and even taxis, waving their paws in a gesture of good fortune. We like to see the Maneki Neko as a symbol of our own good fortune, as we look back on our group’s 67-year history of music-making and brotherhood.
August 29th, 2010Alley Cats at Woolsey Hall
The Alley Cats, together with the rest of the Yale a cappella community, will perform in at Woolsey Hall on Sunday, August 29th. We are especially pleased to share our music with the new incoming class of 2014!
August 13th, 2010Pre-Rush!
The Alley Cats are gearing up for our Pre-Rush retreat our performance at the Harvard Club of Boston on August 25th! Join us for a wonderful evening of song and merriment. Click below for more information!
June 12th, 2010Summer Tour 2010!
The Alley Cats have returned from our 32-day Summer Tour, which took us to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Germany and Poland. It was exciting to share our music with new audiences and travel throughout beautiful Scandinavia and Northern Europe!
April 21st, 2010Andrew Maillet Tapped for Whiffenpoofs!
Congratulations to Andrew Maillet (Pitchpipe '09-'10) on joining the Yale Whiffenpoofs and becoming our newest WhiffenCat!
April 19th, 2010Bulldog Days
The Alley Cats invite anyone interested in men's a cappella to come to our barbecue on Old Campus at 4pm on Tuesday and our open rehearsal on Tuesday night from 11pm to 1am in WLH 119.
March 6th, 2010Spring Tour 2010!
The Alley Cats want to thank all of their fans in Tokyo, Himeji, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Osaka and Kobe, Japan. We had an amazing spring break, and hope to return to Japan soon!
January 18th, 201066th Annual Champagne Jamboree
Join us at Yale on February 6th, 2010 for our 66th Annual Champagne Jamboree in Battell Chapel!
December 10th, 2009Yale Alley Cats at Seattle Children's Theatre
Going to be in Seattle in January? So are we! Come see us perform a benefit concert at the Seattle Children's Theatre on January 5th! Tickets on sale now!! Click here for more information.
Tickets can be purchased through the SCT ticket office (206-441-3322) or through Brown Paper Tickets (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/91304). Hope to see you there!
September 24th, 2009Congrats to the Class of 2013!!
The Yale Alley Cats are thrilled and extremely proud to announce the very talented Class of 2013: Julian de Freitas, Chris Medeiros, Sam Petrie, Michael Protacio, Will Schlesinger, and Jeffrey Star. We are very excited to welcome these six amazing people into a 66-year tradition of music and brotherhood. Check back soon for more information on this incredible class and pictures from an incredible night!
July 2nd, 2009RUSH 2009
Yale Class of 2013? Interesting in rushing a cappella? Check out our "Rush" section for more information about becoming a Cat!
June 4th, 2009Concert at ABCIS, Ho Chi Minh City
The Yale Alley Cats will be performing tomorrow night (June 5th) at the ABC International School in Ho Chi Minh City at 19:00. We hope that you will be able to join us for what should be an exciting performance!
June 2nd, 2009The Alley Cats are on Twitter!
Follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/YaleAlleyCats -- just one more way to keep up with Alley Cats news!
April 25th, 2009New Whiffencats!
The Alley Cats are very proud and excited to announce that seniors Brendan Dill and Stephen Mulligan were tapped into the 101st class of the Yale Whiffenpoofs on April 23, 2009! The Whiffenpoofs are Yale's all-male senior a cappella group, and are America's first and oldest a cappella group.
March 24th, 2009Announcing - Ghost of a Chance
The Yale Alley Cats are very excited to announce the release of their newest album - Ghost of a Chance . Ghost of a Chance was recorded in 2008 at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City under the Music Direction of Joe Alessi '10 and was produced by Grammy-winner Adam Abeshouse.
We are also pleased to announce a new partnership with Bridge Records which has agreed to distribute Ghost of a Chance worldwide. To order Ghost of a Chance, visit our "Buy an Album" section and click the link to securely purchase a copy through PayPal.
For more information on Ghost of a Chance, please contact our Business Manager, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam or our Publicity Manager, Tim Rivera.
February 16th, 2009Cham Jam 2009 a great success!
Thank you to all who came to our Champagne Jamboree on February 7th, especially our alumni who visited for the 65th Anniversary Reunion! We hope that everyone enjoyed the show.
For pictures from Jam, click the "Photo Gallery" tab on the left and select the "Champagne Jamboree 2009" link. Please send any additional photos from Jam to our Publicity Manager, Tim Rivera. For more information about the release of our upcoming album, including the possibility of pre-ordering your copy, please get in touch with our Business Manager, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam.
January 23rd, 2009Get ready for Champagne Jamboree 2009!!
The Yale Alley Cats' 65th Anniversary Champagne Jamboree is almost here! Please join us for a great evening of music on Saturday, February 7th at 8 PM at Christ Church at the corner of Elm St. and Broadway here in New Haven.
For inquiries and tickets, please send us an email. Tickets are $3 for students in advance, $5 at the door. For adults, all tickets are $10. We hope that you can make it for what promises to be an exciting and memorable performance!
January 8th, 2009Thanks for coming!
Thanks to all who came out to see the Yale Alley Cats at Dana Hills High School! We had a fantastic and energetic crowd, and we hope that everyone enjoyed the performance.
For photos from the event, click on the link below. Additional photos from this performance and from other events on our Winter Tour to Southern California will be posted soon. Keep an eye out in our photo gallery section!
December 31st, 2008Public Performance in Southern California
As a part of our annual Winter Tour, The Yale Alley Cats will be performing a concert that is open to the public on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7 PM at Dana Hills High School in Orange County, California.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, California 92629. For ticketing information, please email our Business Manager, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam.
We hope that all of our supporters in Southern California can make it to what promises to be an exciting performance!
December 7th, 2008Happy Holidays from the Yale Alley Cats!
The Yale Alley Cats would like to wish you and your family, wherever you may be, a very happy holiday season!
Thanks to all in Madison, Connecticut who came out to support the Yale Alley Cats and a very worthy cause. We look forward to spreading our music and holiday cheer around Connecticut and New York in the upcoming weeks. Please contact us for upcoming performance locations and times! We hope you will spend part of your holiday season with us.
November 2nd, 2008Thank You!
Thank you to all of our supporters who have joined us over the past two weeks at our Parent's Weekend Concert and in Monroe, CT for ACappellaPalooza, a benefit concert for Project Warmth. Keep an eye on this space for more public concert opportunities!
At our Parents Weekend Concert, almost 450 people packed into the Berkeley College Dining Hall to hear the premiere performance for our seven new freshmen, each of whom wowed the audience with their spectacular solos.
On November 1st, The Yale Alley Cats joined the Whiffenpoofs in an event hosted by Masuk High School and sponsored by the Monroe Rotary Club to support Project Warmth. Many thanks to the hundreds of people who turned out to hear us and to support such a worthy cause!
October 21st, 2008Parent's Weekend Concert
The Yale Alley Cats are excited to announce their first public concert of the 2008-2009 season. Please join us as we debut our 7 incredible new freshmen at a performance that is not to be missed!
The concert will be begin shortly after 8 PM in the Berkeley College Dining Hall at 205 Elm St in New Haven. Yale's first all-female a cappella group, The New Blue, will be performing first, followed by the Alley Cats.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Tim Rivera or by finding any one of our members on campus. Student tickets can be purchased for $3 in advance or $5 at the door and adult tickets are $10. We hope that you will join us for what is sure to be a very memorable performance!
September 24th, 2008Yale Alley Cats Class of 2012
The Yale Alley Cats are extremely proud to present the incredibly talented Class of 2012: Josh Evans, Jonathan Koch, Ker Medero, Alexander Oki, Michael Singleton, Kyeong-Sik Seong, and John Yi! We are very excited to welcome these seven amazing people into a 65-year tradition of music and brotherhood. Check back soon for more information on this incredible class!
July 1st, 2008Alley Cats to release new album!
The Alley Cats are very excited to announce the recording of a new album with Grammy-winning producer Adam Abeshouse. Keep an eye on this space for more details on a release date!
June 20th, 2008The Alley Cats are on Facebook!
The Yale Alley Cats now have a fan page on Facebook! To become a fan of the Alley Cats, express your thoughts about the group, and meet other Alley Cat fans from around the world, click here or on the link below. We look forward to meeting you and to hearing your comments.
April 24th, 2008New Whiffencats!
The Alley Cats are extremely proud to announce that on April 23, 2008, Rex Isenberg and Jamie Warlick, Alley Cat Class of 2009, were tapped to be a part of the 100th year of the Yale Whiffenpoofs! Jamie was selected to be their Business Manager. Jamie and Rex continue a long line of Whiffencats and we are all very proud of them.
February 10th, 2008Cham Jam 2008
Check out on our YouTube video page, footage from our annual Champagne Jamboree which was held on Friday, February 8 at 8:00 pm in beautiful Battell Chapel on Old Campus.