Virtually no boy escapes the power of music within our walls.
Music, in one form or another, is woven into the fabric of Roxbury Latin life. The School’s singing groups come to mind first, but when one considers Jazz Band, the chamber groups, individual recitalists, and the annual spring musical, few RL boys are not somehow directly contributing to this vital component of our arts program. Add to these the special guest performances, professional groups, and, since 2009, the community Messiah Sing, virtually no boy escapes the power of music within our walls.

The Glee Club (limited to 80 voices and open to Classes I-IV by audition) rehearses during the academic day and performs sacred, folk, musical theater, and traditional songs for men’s chorus. It collaborates annually with a girls’ chorus to perform a major choral work—most recently Randall Thompson's Frostiana. The Glee Club tours in the spring—most recently to Chicago.

The Latonics, comprised of about 14 singers selected from the Glee Club, perform more challenging a cappella music, often in original arrangements by group members. They rehearse twice a week after athletics practice, and maintain an extensive performance schedule.

The Junior Chorus is open by audition to boys in Classes V and VI. Its repertoire includes three- and four-part arrangements, both accompanied and a cappella. The Junior Chorus rehearses twice a week during the school day and performs in December and April with the Glee Club.

The Jazz Band and Chamber Ensembles are for boys who demonstrate proficiency in instrumental performance. They rehearse once a week after sports practices and perform several times during the academic year.

Each term, by arrangement with the Director of Music, boys may perform in recital before the School. These performances often include chamber ensembles gathered by the Director of Music.

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