Friday, March 1, 2013
Maguire is recognized for putting music back into the Medfield Public School district. When he joined the district in 1991, there were 4 students in the high school band and 15 students in Orchestra. Now 800 students are involved in the program.
In recognition of more than 20 years of supporting music education in Medfield Public Schools, Superintendent Robert Maguire was honored with the prestigious Music Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) at its annual conference in Boston today, Feb. 28. Medfield Music Director Doug Olsen nominated Maguire for the award. “In 1991, the year Bob was hired as high school principal, the Medfield music program was in shambles. Lack of a department head, and budget and staffing cuts had pushed much of the instrumental music classes out of the school day. Enrollment in our ensembles was at an all-time low -- the high school band had just five students, and only 15 students in grades 5 through 12 were in Orchestra…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Seven Medfield students will join others in the Junior District Concert Festival on March 8 at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.
Thanks to successful auditions, seven Medfield music students were chosen to perform with their district peers at the Junior District Concert Festival kicking off on March 8 at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Medfield performers Blake Middle School students: Medfield High School student Joe Aversa (Orchestra tuba) was also chosen to participate. The festival is organized by the Eastern District of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association which is affiliated with the National Association for Music Education.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Seventh and eighth grade choruses, orchestras take stage at Medfield High School.
All the hard work and dedication to music paid off for the Blake Middle School seventh and eighth grade choruses and orchestras Thursday night. The middle school musicians showcased their talents during their winter concert at the Medfield High School auditorium in front of parents, family and friends. "I thought the concert went really well," said Sharon Woodworth, Blake's seventh and eighth grade orchestra director. "I was very excited, the students have worked very hard and it was very fun to play with them and fun to work with them, I thought they did an excellent job." The seventh and eighth grade orchestras performed two pieces together: "Petite Tango," written by C.B. Kriechbaum and "Rite at Stonehenge," written by Elliot Del Borgo…