A Message From Your Directors

Welcome back to what promises to be another year of creating choral excellence at Roxbury High School.

Many students often falsely think that bringing home trophies is what being a winner is all about. However, although the trophies may be a by-product of a winning attitude, being a winner in the truest sense of the word means much more.

Real Winners are doers. They are willing to work hard at anything that is necessary. Winners come early and stay late, they put 100% energy into the task at hand, and they can always find one more thing to do to make the group better.

Real Winners always have time for others. Although they may have extraordinarily busy schedules, they can find time to squeeze in one more responsibility to help the group. They display a sense of selflessness, rather than selfishness, that is without fanfare. Winners care.

Real Winners are analytical about themselves. They identify their mistakes, but spend little time talking about them; rather, they go about creating a plan to correct them. Winners always look upon failure as an opportunity to correct and improve.

Real Winners do not criticize others; they use their energies to help those around them. Winners are constantly looking for ways to compliment and motivate those around them. Winners build self-respect and pride within the group.

Real Winners share rather than compare. They see competition as a chance for self-improvement, and they know that the only person they are really competing against is the person in the mirror.

Real Winners persevere. They take on every task with a sense of purpose. They are not smarter, more talented, or luckier than anyone else . . . they just don’t give up.

We present a challenge for all Roxbury High School Choir members for the 2018-2019 school year. We challenge each and every one of you to meet these requirements and be a real winner. We promise you, the rewards will last far longer than any trophy ever could.

The Roxbury High School Vocal Music Department