Formed in 1949, The Waiters are not only Cornell University’s oldest all-male a cappella group, but also one of the University’s oldest traditions. Indeed they are on Cornell’s list of ‘161 things’ for their well known concert staple, “We Didn’t Go to Harvard” – a witty and sometimes thought provoking satire about a semi-well known school called Harvard University. Acting as an independent and standalone group for over 60 years, The Waiters have come to be known for their ability to wrestle bears, win waffle eating contests, and occasionally sing.
The group has traveled extensively, spreading their renown to places, in recent years, such as London, England; Vancouver, Canada; Miami, Florida; and Southern California, California. Within such locations the group has performed at venues that include the Palace of Westminster, the White House, and the rink of the L.A. Kings. When not jet-setting the group is home at Cornell University preparing for either their fall show, Fall Show, or their spring show, Spring Fever. In addition to their two major shows, the group performs for various events and organizations on campus and in the upstate region.