UVM’s gettin’ zesty

A co-ed a cappella group, UVM Zest, is seeking to become a Student Government Association-recognized club this semester. Students formed Zest last February as an alternative to the other three a cappella groups on campus: the Top Cats, the Hit Paws and the Cats Meow, Zest President Rachel Koh said. The main reason Zest wants to be recognized as a SGA club is for financial reasons, Koh said. “We’re hoping to get some funding because we travel for some of our shows,” she said. Money issues kept Zest from performing at the 2010 homecoming show with the other three groups. “We were actually invited to sing but we did not have [the] budget,” Koh said. The average show takes about $2,000 to put on but for shows like homecoming the groups split the costs evenly, she said. Zest was unable to perform at the homecoming show because they did not have the $500, Koh said. “The real battle will be getting the funding because there are already three a cappella groups on campus,” she said.