are the boys from old Florida…
the oldest performing choral organization at the University of Florida
“Four Score and Five”
UF’s Oldest Performing Ensemble Launches 85th Concert Season
The University of Florida Men's Glee Club will highlight the beginning of its
85th year with two concerts, one in the University Auditorium and one in Lake
City, Florida with their colleagues in song, The Collegians, the men's glee
club of Florida State University.
'We are the boys from old Florida!' that you have heard singing at concerts,
football games, and other University of Florida special events. The University
of Florida's men's close harmony singing has represented in song the
uplifted heart, soul and spirit of the Florida Gators since the Glee Club was
first established in1924.
At 'four score and five,' the Men's Glee Club is the oldest performing
ensemble at the University of Florida and one of the oldest in the United
States. From spirituals to fight songs, barbershop to bebop, the UF Men's Glee
Club has sung it all during its 85 years of entertaining audiences all over the
The Men's Glee Club performs music from the traditional glee club repertoire,
as well as a broad spectrum of works from light classical to popular styles, and
offers several performances throughout the academic year.
Hearing men sing in harmony is a rare treat. Hearing old favorites'with real
melodies, lyrics you can understand and in close harmony--is about as close to
musical heaven as you can get, they believe.
Comprised of students from across the UF campus, the Men's Glee Club is open to
all male students without audition. All that is required is a love of music and
the willingness to share our joy of music with fellow students and others by
preparing to perform in concert several times each semester.
Contact the Music Department Office at 352.392.0223, for more information, register for the course, or email