The vocal jazz program at Roxbury features two exciting extracurricular ensembles. The most select jazz ensemble, Roxbury Revelation, includes the 20 members who are among the strongest jazz/pop singers in the choir program. Roxbury Revelation is one of the only choirs of its kind in the state, and has received many county, state and national honors in the past 29 years.
Last spring, Roxbury Revelation was named first place Jazz Choir AA with a Gold rating and, together with Classic Sounds Honors, won the Sweepstakes Award for top choral program at the WorldStrides OnStage Music Festival in Washington, D.C. In 2017, the group was awarded first place Jazz Choir with a Superior rating at the Dorney Park Music in the Parks Festival. In 2016, the group received first place Vocal Jazz with a Superior rating at the Williamsburg/VA Beach Music Festival. In 2015, Roxbury Revelation earned first place Jazz Choir, a Superior rating, and Best Overall Choir at the Dorney Park Music in the Parks Festival. In 2014, the group won first place Jazz Choir and a Gold rating at the Boston Heritage Music Festival. The group was honored to be named Outstanding Choral Group of the Festival, receive the Adjudicator Award, and, together with Classic Sounds Honors, win the Sweepstakes Award for top choral program. In 2013, the group performed with the Grammy Award winning New York Voices.
In previous years, Roxbury Revelation was named first place Jazz Choir with Superior ratings at the Music in the Park Festivals at Hershey Park, Great Adventure, and in Richmond, VA, the New England Music Festival in Boston, and the Williamsburg FiestaVal.
Roxbury Revelation has been recognized as one of the top performing choirs at the prestigious International Association of Jazz Educators Syracuse Jazz Festival, and has placed first among jazz choirs at the Virginia Beach Music Festival, where, in conjunction with Classic Sounds Honors, they were awarded the Sweepstakes Award for the highest combined score of any school at any National Music Festivals event. Roxbury Revelation has been honored to conduct clinics in its field, rep- resenting the East Coast and the state of New Jersey at the All-Eastern Music Educators Convention and the New Jersey Music Educators Convention.