Jul 28, 2014

Letter: Medfield High School Jazz Band Reaches Fundraising Goal

Medfield Music Director Doug Olsen writes in to thank everyone who helped the Medfield High School Jazz band raise the $12,000 needed to participate in the Essentially Ellington competition in New York City in May.

Letter: Medfield High School Jazz Band Reaches Fundraising Goal

Dear Editor,

Thanks to local businesses, groups, community members and music supporters, we are thrilled to announce that we have officially met our goal of raising $12,000 to send the Jazz Band to the .

In my 20-plus years here in Medfield, I have had the pleasure of not only seeing our Medfield students grow and develop musically, but I’ve witnessed the unwavering community support of the entire Medfield Music Program.

On behalf of the Medfield Music Department and the Medfield Music Association, we would like to thank the organizations or groups listed below that supported the “Dollars for Duke” campaign.

It should be noted that we received several anonymous donations as a result of the publicity that Medfield Patch, Medfield Hometown Weekly and Medfield Press gave to the campaign. Our local media outlets were critical to our success.

“Dollars for Duke” supporting organizations/groups:

  • Clay Family Dealerships
  • Dedham Savings
  • Emerson & Church Publishers
  • Glick & Starr Orthodontics
  • Medfield Lion’s Club
  • Medfield Youth Action Committee
  • Roche Bros.

To everyone who supported our “Dollars for Duke” campaign, thank you for your commitment to the Medfield High School Jazz Band, and the Medfield Music Program. We hope you’ll join us for our annual Jazz Night on May 30.


Doug Olsen
Medfield Music Director

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