Police Association Donates $1,000 for Music Trip to China

The Medfield Jazz Band will travel to China in April. Fundraising efforts are underway to help offset costs.


The Medfield High School Jazz Band has received another sizeable donation toward funding its trip to China in April.

Last week, Medfield Police Officer Chelle Manganello stopped in to see Medfield Music Director Doug Olsen and delivered a $1,000 check from the Medfield Police Association for the Jazz Band’s music trip to China in April. (Manganello serves as the association’s treasurer.) 

-- at 7 p.m. at The Center at Medfield to cap off the China fundraising campaign. Tickets are on sale at Lord’s until midday Saturday for $50 each, and will be sold at the door if still available.

Earlier this month, toward the trip.

The jazz band China trip features several days in Bengbu, which has hosted a student and staff exchange with Medfield Public Schools for the past four years. The band will share American Jazz with Bengbu music students, and in return, learn about Chinese music. The band will also travel to Shanghai and Beijing for other performances and cultural experiences.

The award-winning band is hoping to raise money to provide financial aid to band members who need it, cover expenses related to the music tour portion of the trip(such as instrument rentals), and reduce other trip costs if funds are available.


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