My name is Christopher Scire and I would like to extend a warm welcome to each and every new choir member as well as welcome back all previous members. I hope you all had a fantastic summer and I’m so very excited to be spending my final year here at Roxbury with such fantastic people. Together, I believe we can all strive to make this year’s Choir program truly special and possibly top last year.
Here at Roxbury High School, we have a wide variety of curricular and extracurricular ensembles. Our extracurricular ensembles include Madrigals, Men’s Choir, Melodies, Vocal Jazz, and Revelation. Other opportunities outside of school are the Region Choir, All-State Choir, All-Eastern Choir, and National Choir. If you aren’t interested in performing in any extracurricular ensembles, that is okay. However, I highly encourage learning more about the groups and trying to be a part of them even if you don’t think it’s your thing. With these extracurricular activities you’ll get to experience different kinds of music and meet some new people. The directors have some amazing repertoire planned for these groups. Singing in an all male or all female choir is an extremely different experience than singing in a mixed choir. Our jazz ensembles also introduce a completely new style of music which I believe many of you will love. You never know, you might just find that you really enjoy the experience.
If you would like to be part of something besides a choir, the Roxbury Performing Arts has a few other activities in which you can participate. Starting off early in the year we have the Fall Drama production; this year we are doing The Crucible by Arthur Miller. If you would like to showcase your musical ability, then please audition for Broadway Night or the Spring Musical. Broadway Night is an evening of musical numbers put together by the students with the help of our directors. It is a great chance to perform with friends or sing a solo. Lastly, but certainly not least, is the Spring Musical. In my opinion, it is by far one of the greatest things you can be a part of here at Roxbury. This year’s show will be announced in October on Broadway Night. If you wish to be a part of these performances but don’t want to act or sing, we are always looking for stagehands, set builders, and dancers.
At Roxbury High School, the Choral Program is a very tightly knit community. I promise that you will not regret being a part of any of these activities or ensembles. I hope to meet all of you. Please come see me, any choir officers, or the directors if you want to know more about anything I’ve talked about or if you need help. I have very high hopes for our 2018-2019 year and I cannot wait to make some beautiful music with all of you.
2018-2019 Choir President