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A Winter Wonderland: HOTS and She-E-Os Delight

For those who missed the “Winter Wonderland” concert performed by Heard on the Street (HOTS) and the She-E-Os, shame on you. One piece of advice, don’t miss their next performance. The concert far exceeded my expectations, which were already very high.

As a prospective student last year, I visited HBS during the first week of classes. One of my most memorable experiences was standing on the stairs inside Aldrich, listening to an a cappella male group. I later learned that the group was called Heard on the Street. I was amazed to discover such talent at a school that is most arguably known for developing CEOs, not superb vocalists.

The “Winter Wonderland” concert started with a very comedic opening by the She-E-Os, involving a case discussion on our favorite LEAD protagonist Erik Peterson. When asked by the “professor” what was most impressive about Erik Peterson’s management style, responses included credit to Peterson’s eyes and good looks. The “right answer,” if such a thing exists at HBS, is that Peterson’s talent could be found “in his kiss.” I say it was the right answer because it led into a great performance of the hit song “It’s In His Kiss.” The performance also included a skit on Dean Kim Clark and favorite songs “Time After Time” and “Wide Open Spaces.”

Heard on the Street kicked off its anticipated performance with RC student Igor Kuzniar (NB) and the song “Up the Ladder to the Roof.” There were two very funny skits on “Real HBS Heroes” one of which included “Mr. Obviously Getting a 3.” I would say the show stopping performance of the night was HOTS’s rendition of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back.” The routine included dance moves that were entertaining enough to make all forget about finals and recruiting. Other songs included, “How Do I Say Goodbye to Yesterday” and “Carolina on My Mind.” The beatbox remix of several songs was amazing. The crowd was anxious for an encore and received just that with a solo by Francis Idehen (OA).

Currently, there are 14 members of the all-male group Heard on the Street and 12 members of the all-female group the She-E-Os. Group members represent the HBS community as MBA and PhD students, as well as student partners. New B is proud to have a She-E-Os and HOTS couple, Brian Weintraub and Cori Bloom. In addition to both group’s dynamic vocal range, they have a diverse set of talents and interests. In fact, they are so cool that we decided to let you meet them for yourself.

December 12, 2005
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