Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Goliards

We are always thrilled when alumni send us their photos such as this one from Bob Shedlarz, ARTS '67, taken at the Heights Hall of Fame by the Associate Engineering Dean, Larry Hollander in the Spring of 1967. The Goliards were a subsidiary singing group formed from NYU Glee Club members, chosen by Associate Director E. Jon DeRevere, who later was professor of music at the Square. The vocalists took their name from a band of medieval students who roamed throughout Europe, composing and singing songs of a secular nature.

NYU's Goliards always had a heavy schedule of appearances for many campus and out-of-town performances, as well as radio and coast-to-coast TV. In 1962, they were invited by the Armed Forces Entertainment Bureau to tour Europe over the summer for seven weeks to entertain at the Armed Forces Bases.


Personnel, back row, from the left: Steve Peiser, Bob Billig, Dick Zahnd, Bob Schneider, Stu Kauffman, Bruce Kanfer, Bill Philpot. Front row, kneeling, from the left: Stu Patchen, Bob Shedlarz.

If you have photos you'd like to send to us please email us at We would also like to remind you that all of the Heights yearbooks are now digitized and can be viewed at the Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center, 50 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012.

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