How did these pretty little kittens make their way into the arches? Well, you’ve come to the right place to find out!

It was a dark and stormy night…

In the year 1987, the Wildcats were founded by Bernie Bowman ’89 and Collin Holbert ’90, who arranged “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. Collin originally joined the Tigressions, but for personal and artistic reasons decided to start a group of her own. Hooray for Collin and Bernie! Where would we be without you? Well, we wouldn’t. Thanks, girls!


The Wildcats grew fantastically and entered the arch rotation in 1991 and we’ve been rockin’ it ever since. But you should know that, since you came to see us sing at an arch. What? You haven’t? Then click here and check out our next performance!

And now…

We have sweet traditions and a reputation! Along with “Respect,” our signature song, Ella Fitzgerald’s “Angel Eyes” is among the first Wildcat arrangements. It remains an important part of Wildcat tradition that “Angel Eyes” is the first and last song a wildcat sings during her time with the group.

The Wildcats pride themselves on being strong, unique women with powerful voices. Not to mention that we’re a diverse group of really awesome women that can’t be pushed around. Don’t be messin’.

We want you!

Because we’re looking for people like you to keep the Wildcats meowing. And because you were obviously cool enough to check out our site, we like you already. Why not stop by for an audition?