Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Aucoin is a composer and conductor affiated with the Metropolitan Opera and the American Repertory Theatre.
Medfield High School Alumnus and composer/conductor Matt Aucoin will hold a discussion in the MHS auditorium on Wednesday, March 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aucoin, a 2008 MHS graduate, will meet with the MHS Jazz Band before practice to talk about his musical career as a pianist, composer and conductor. The public is invited and welcome to attend. After graduating from Medfield High School (with an Ellington soloist award for piano to kick-start his resume), Aucoin attended Harvard, and studied at Tanglewood, Rome Opera and Julliard. He is a composer and conductor affiliated with Metropolitan Opera and, most recently, the American Repertory Theater. His presentation will explore how jazz training is deeply applicable for life beyond MHS …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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.) On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Jazz Band will hold a concert -- Jazzin' for China -- 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, the Medfield High School Alumni Association also made a $1,000…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Here's a glance at things that went on in Medfield over the weekend.
This weekend was a busy one in Medfield. Take a look at what your friends and neighbors were doing around town. Folks captured by Patch were: How did you enjoy the warm weather? Tell us in the comment section below. Did you have a Patriots party or see the F-15s fly overhead? Upload your photos here.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The MHS Jazz Band will perform at Lord's on Jan. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in recognition for all the support the store, and the Kelly family, has shown community groups over its 73 year history. The public is encouraged to attend.
On Saturday, Jan. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. the Medfield High School Jazz Band will be performing at Lord's Department Store as a way to thank the Kelly family for many years of selling tickets to high school music performances, plays, Trolley Tours and other community events. Organizers call this "musical therapy" to help the community deal with last week's news that the iconic store will be closing next month after 73 years in business. The public is encouraged to stop into Lord’s during the event to express their own appreciation for the support the Kelly family and Lord's staff have provided to Medfield community groups over the years. Also during the event, tickets will be on sale for the Jazz Band’s Feb. 2 “Jazzin’ for China” …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Medfield High School Alumni Association has made a donation to help support members of the MHS Jazz Band who are heading to China in April.
The Medfield High School Alumni Association has donated $1,000 to help with the Medfield High School Jazz Band music tour and cultural exchange trip in April. The jazz band will hold a fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 2 at The Center at Medfield to support the band's trip. Tickets are available at Lord's and can also be purchased through Network for Good. Cost is $50 per person, or a discounted $45 per person if a table for eight is purchased (limited availability). Online convenience charges will apply. 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…
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by Cathy Curbow and Alison O'Leary Murray.
The Medfield High School Jazz Band began its February school vacation in exciting fashion, taking first place in the Charles Mingus Institute's High School Band Competition in New York on Feb. 19-20. The trombone section was named outstanding section and MHS senior Kevin Holbrook was awarded outstanding soloist at the competition. Holbrook recalled a past experience of performing with the band in New York at the Essentially Ellington Competition, while he was a freshman, inspired him to work hard and get where he is at today with his music. "To see that kind of enthusiasm and hard work it takes to get to that level, the top players have such passion," Holbrook said. "That's what inspired me." Charles Mingus, founded the Jazz Workshop that …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Medfield School Committee approves MHS Jazz Band trip to Charles Mingus Competition in New York
The Medfield High School Jazz Band has received an invitation to the Charles Mingus Competition in New York. On Monday, Music Director Doug Olsen requested permission to travel out-of-state to go to the competition. The committee quickly approved the trip, allowing Olsen to start setting up plans for the trip. During his proposal to the committee, Olsen explained the only expenses for the trip would be the travel into the New York. “We just need to get the kids there,” Olsen said. “Then they spend the day with world famous musicians and the next day is the competition.” More specifically, the Saturday portion will include a day full of clinics and workshops at the Manhattan School of Music, including master classes for instruments and …