In 1957, Catholic Memorial established the Glee Club, the first extracurricular activity created for students. Dr. Berj Zamkochian, a world-class performer who played in front of pope and presidents, served as the conductor. Under Zamkochian’s direction, the Glee Club performed at Symphony Hall and recorded an album.

Since the early success of the Glee Club, CM’s music program has expanded. CM musicians perform with a variety of groups and ensembles. The music program includes both instrumental and vocal opportunities. The musical groups perform their own concerts both on and off campus as well as collaborate with our CM student groups. The Jazz Ensemble provides accompaniment for the school’s spring musical.

In addition to extracurricular opportunities, students have the option to study music theory and composition through one of the music electives. CM graduates have gone to study music collegiately at schools such as Harvard University, the University of California, and Berklee College of Music.

Musical Groups

Jazz Band

Students in the Jazz Band both perform in the ensemble and study music theory by enrolling in an academic course. The band includes brass instruments, percussion, keyboards, and electronic guitars. In addition to playing at concerts, the Jazz Band supports the Theater Program by playing at the spring musical.

A Capella

The Baker Street Boys is CM’s a capella group. The group performs at music concerts in collaboration with other musical ensembles and they also perform independently at school events and games.

Liturgical Choir

The Liturgical Choir leads the school community in song during the celebration of school masses.

About Us

Catholic Memorial, the Christian Brothers School of Boston, prepares boys for college, manhood and a world full of unknown challenges, ambiguity and complex problems and the importance of relationships.


235 Baker Street
West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132
Phone: 617-469-8000
Fax: 617-977-5689