supporting music education in the Medfield schools
We have some great news! The Medfield Music Association has come up with a physically-distanced activity to celebrate the winter season.
On Saturday, December 5 we will be hosting two virtual parties on Zoom.
Special guests may include familiar characters from previous spaghetti dinners. They will
teach children (and grownups) how to build their own bear or snowman. If you've ever been to Build-A-Bear, it's a similar concept, just virtual.
Our special guests will then read bear-y special stories and sing a few fun songs.
Families can purchase "kits" in advance so they have all the necessary supplies.
If you can't tune in live, we'll have the recording available after the two scheduled events.
We are excited to share that we have expanded our Annual Wreath Sale to include amaryllis bulbs! Now you can order a wreath for your door and an amaryllis bulb that will bring a little spring to your home during those cold winter months.
Our gorgeous 20" Noble Fir Wreaths feature incense cedar, juniper, ponderosa cone accents, and exceptional needle retention. They sold out last year, so you may want to get your order in early.
Each boxed amaryllis bulb kit contains indoor planting instructions and 1 bulb. Flowers bloom 8-10 weeks after planting and will be either white, maroon, pink or red. We are not able to control which color you get--so part of the fun will be waiting to see what appears!
as of Nov 16, wreaths are SOLD OUT
Medfield Cultural Council
The MMA, music department, and our very fortunate orchestra students would like to express deep gratitude to the Medfield Cultural Council (MCC) for awarding a grant to help pay for the orchestra clinics and Moxie Strings concert.
The MCC has been a steadfast friend to the Medfield music program and, with their support, the arts continue to flourish in Medfield.
The Medfield Cultural Council is a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Louis and Mary Kay Smith Foundation
The MMA was ecstatic (and, frankly, floored) to recently receive a $2,500 grant from the Louis and Mary Kay Smith Family Foundation.
The grant allowed us to spread some much-needed love around the elementary school music programs. Purchases included a portable speaker system with microphones for Wheelock School -- which will allow them to hold dynamic and joyful music events wherever and whenever the mood strikes- - as well as new drums and other music equipment for Memorial School.
We can't wait to share pictures of our youngest music students enjoying the new equipment!
A Cappella Night, presented by first-time sponsor, Borchers Trust Law, was an electric night of high-energy music performed by an array of talented A Cappella groups--all under one rockin' roof in the Medfield HS Auditorium. Excited audience members were treated to an outstanding performance by featured guest, Berklee College's On the Vox, as well as crowd-pleasing tunes from Medfield's Soundwaves and Junior Jazz Choir, and groups from Montrose School, Newton North, Westwood, and Xaverian Brothers High Schools. Thank you to all who came and supported the program!
Our Corporate Sponsors
Borchers Trust Law
Fidelity Charitable Fund
Home Market Foods/Cooked Perfect
Louis and Mary Kay Smith Foundation
Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization (MEMO)
Medfield Cultural Council (MCC)
Noon Hill Grill
Park Street Books
Zullo Gallery - Center for the Arts
Our Individual Donors
Donations help keep the music program strong! Through them, we are able to meet a variety of music program needs not covered by the school budget, including equipment, guest artists, clinicians, commissioned works, trip support, student scholarships, and more!
Click here for a list of our 2019-20 patrons.
During the 2018-19 school year, the MMA provided more than $30,000 in support to the K-12 Medfield Music Program.
It takes the hands-on help of about 100 volunteers to make MMA events happen! There are plenty of opportunities. We need people to deliver wreaths, contribute snacks/drinks to events, help with set up, etc.
Contact us if you'd like to help in the future.
Join us at our next meeting...
The MMA meets from 7-8pm on the first Tuesday of the month. All parents of current Medfield music students are welcome.
November 10 (second Tues)
June 8 (second Tues)
Contact Co-President Erika Beisler to get Zoom link and/or if you have any questions.