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Band Club
This once a week club is an opportunity for band musicians to continue to play and develop their concert and marching skills. Learn more >>

1090: Beginning & Advanced Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble meets all year, one evening per week for three hours. This course provides an opportunity to study and perform various styles of jazz in a highly challenging setting. The course emphasizes music theory, ear training and improvisational technique. Students will be expected to participate in all events at which the Jazz Ensemble performs including assemblies, competitions, Thanksgiving Day Football Game, concerts and civic events. Students are encouraged to take this course over multiple years to continue development of their technical and performance skills. Participation is by audition only. Meets once per week after school for three hours; Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12; Length: Year; Credits: 4 per semester; Prerequisite: By audition.

Dance Company
CRLS students learn and perform modern dance works created by advanced students, faculty alums, and professional guest artists. The company meets 2-3 times per week. Participation is by audition only.

I040: Drum Line/Percussion Ensemble
In this course, students will learn how to play as an ensemble. The instrumentation will include bass drum, multi-toms, snare drum, piccolo snare drum, and world percussion instruments like the cowbell and agogo bells. The Drumline will perform at many events, such as the Thanksgiving football game and the Memorial Day parade, and the percussion ensemble will play concerts. This course is for drummers and percussionists who have been playing for at least one year. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 2:40 - 3:50PM; Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12; Length: Two Semesters; Credits: 6 per semester; Prerequisite: By audition.

Emerson College Drama Festival
CRLS participates in the Emerson College High School Drama Festival which occurs in January. Students in this production will begin rehearsals in November.

Fashion Club

Globe Festival Play
CRLS participates in the Globe High School Drama Festival which occurs in March and April. Students in this production will begin rehearsals in November.

Massachusetts High School Drama Festival

Modern Dance Company

Music Performance Club

One Act Plays
These short plays are presented in the Spring, many of which are directed by CRLS seniors.

Production Club
CRLS students looking for the opportunity to learn music production techniques in our very own recording studio are invited to sign up with Mr. Ponte in the VPA office.

Technical Theatre/ Backstage
Students interested in working lights, sound, costume, and technical theater are invited to sign up with Mrs. Farwell in the VPA office.

I091: World Jazz Ensemble
This jazz ensemble will focus on the performance of a variety of musical styles from many areas of the world, such as South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Instrumentation will be piano, bass, drums, guitar, horn, strings, woodwinds, and vocals. This ensemble will include originals written and performed by the students as well as the instructor. The course will also focus on how the rhythm section works in many different styles. In addition it will include recording and basic music production using professional music software. The World Jazz Ensemble will perform at school concerts and community events. This is an advanced ensemble and is for students who have played their instruments for at least two years. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:40 - 3:50PM; Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12; Length: Two Semesters; Credits: 4 per semester; Prerequisite: By audition.