In 1973 (a few years after Princeton went coeducational) Peter Urquhart '74 and Mimi Danly '74, the then-music directors of the Nassoons and the Tigerlilies, Princeton's oldest single-gender groups, came together to found the first mixed voice, all-gender a capella group at Princeton (and in the Ivy League)! With repertoire from Bach to the Beatles, the Princeton Katzenjammers quickly established themselves as not only the youngest, but the most versatile and musical group on campus. Their incredibly diverse repertoire and wide range of voices formed the basis of a new musical style, a completely different breed of a cappella in the midst of hundreds of single-gender groups nationwide.
Today, a full 48 years later, the group continues to value variety in its music for the purposes of both entertainment and musical integrity; the Katzenjammers regularly perform jazz, classical, sacred, and pop music. Its members come from all different backgrounds and their unique blend never fails to create musical magic!