It was jubilation on many college campuses after Barack Obama was declared president-elect, and in some smaller college towns, the celebrations spilled out onto the street. (In Plattsburgh they were running through downtown without shirts.)
In Rochester, the more melodically inclined students of Eastman School of Music also took to the streets – with their instruments. Eight were charged with disorderly conduct by the Rochester Police, according to the Democrat and Chronicle, which gave this account:
Rochester Police Sgt. Mark Beaudrault said an officer was flagged down by a city resident complaining about the noise, after about 60 people exited a residence hall on Gibbs Street early Wednesday morning. Those students started playing their instruments – trombones, trumpets, drums, a guitar and cymbals – right there, he said.
Some Eastman students have already formed a Facebook group about the incident.