About the M&Cs

We are the M&Cs, one of five a cappella groups at Mount Holyoke College.

Our group is named after an old and cherished Mount Holyoke tradition, milk and cookies. Without fail, every evening at 9:30pm, milk and cookies (or, more recently, zucchini sticks and salsa, for the health conscious students) are put out for all the "malnourished" women at MHC.

Most importantly, though, the M&Cs are a group of friends
who love to have fun and make music together.

The group was founded by Jenn Salvatore Kendra, Claudia Barth Bennett, Michelle Radcliffe
and Shanette Barth, after watching the Baker's Dozen's Spring Jam at Yale in 1990. Shanette
wrote, "We were singing and harmonizing in the car ride back from Yale and we decided to start
a new group on campus. We had no idea it would really take off - and certainly never thought it
would exist more than 15 years later." One of the first auditioned members of the group,
Amy Glynn Greacen recalled performing in Blanchard and having to restart the song “Roam”
because no one was singing in the same key!


Claudia Bath Bennett said that by naming the group the “M&Cs”, they thought
people would definitely come to concerts, “possibly for good music and
entertainment, but more likely because they thought they would be fed.”