MEMO’s Joy To The World Singing Contest 2016

Wonderful tryouts by all!

We had nearly 30 individuals trying out and from this great group, our judges have selected the following Outstanding Performances to perform on Friday evening beginning with line up at 615 and singing at 630. These are roughly by age-group and no ranking is intended by this ordering:

The Anna E’s

Anna McGurk and Anna Small

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Grade 2

Annie Fratolillo

When Christmas Comes to Town

Grade 2

The Santa Girls

Sophia O’Toole and Sienna Harding

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Grade 3

Maya Jackson

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Grade 4

Ella Mulready

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Grade 4

Neva Fuller

Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Grade 6

Jillian Gauch

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Grade 6

Bella Bradbury

White Christmas

Grade 6

Nicole Mulready

Silver Bells

Grade 8

Thank You from MEMO and the Discover Medfield Day 2015 Committee

A great big round of THANK YOU’s TO ALL for helping make MEMO’s 36th Discover Medfield Day the success it was !!!!

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR EXHIBITORS. Most of you were veterans of one or many Discover Medfield Days. And glad to see so many “rookies” joining us. This year we sold-out our booths the middle of August, the earliest I can remember in the 15 years I’ve been chairing this event. We even had a wait-list with 7 registered hopefuls, and had 3 others trying to register just days before “game day”. This is attributed to the fact that Discover Medfield Day has established itself as the PREMIER event of its kind in the area. So, to all next year … watch in the local newspapers and on the MEMO website for the timetable for registering, and anticipate that we will again sell-out before summer ends.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR LEAD SPONSORS. Clay Family Dealerships as our Platinum Sponsor. Starr & Glick Orthodontics as our Gold Sponsor. West Mill Smiles and Needham Bank as our Silver Sponsors. Rockland Trust, Middlesex Savings Bank, Postal Center, Dover Trucking, and LDK Electric as our Bronze Sponsors. These businesses have been very generous to our event over the years. They’re also generous supporters of other organizations and events in Medfield. So, please support their businesses when you have the opportunity.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR RIDES SPONSORS. Alison Brown – Coldwell Banker, Annette & Bill Gallagher, APC Pest & Termite Control, Get In Shape for Women, Goddard School, Medfield Afterschool Program, Middlesex Savings Bank, Needham Bank, Prospect Mortgage, Real Living Realty Group, and William Raveis – Delta Realtors. Again, these businesses have been involved with Discover Medfield Day over the years and support the local community. So, please think of them when you have the opportunity.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR HS STUDENT VOLUNTEERS. For many years the Medfield High School Student Council has recruited HS students to help MEMO collect tickets and monitor the Kids’ Alley rides. This year the Council was particularly successful in recruiting. And the rides vendor said this year’s student volunteers were the best they’ve worked with for rides management. Special thanks to Council President, Andrea Nevins, who was primarily instrumental in recruiting and managing the student volunteers.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ADULT VOLUNTEERS. It takes many hands to make it all happen … from set-up, to selling tickets and overseeing Kids’s Alley, to staffing the MEMO booth, to take-down … too numerous to mention, yet thank you all. But in particular, Tom Erb, Henry Marcel, Anand Rao, Mark Fisher, Jim Feeney, and Larry Kilkenny.

THANK YOU TO THE TOWN OF MEDFIELD HIGHWAY, FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS. Bobby Kennedy & Co. help with some of the behind the scenes tasks: set-up of the entertainment stage (which the School Department lends), road closing signage, and Montrose field protection signage. Then at the end of the day, they sweep the streets, help with general grounds clean-up, and return the stage to the school. Chief Kingsbury helps with hanging the street banner. The ambulance is on-site for emergencies and first-aid. The police department has a presence during the day for traffic and crowd control, and providing a station offering free children’s ID packages. Plus the welcome addition of the fire and police trucks for the kids to experience.

THANK YOU TO THE DISCOVER MEDFIELD DAY COMMITTEE. I’m particularly thankful to those MEMO members who serve with me on the Discover Medfield Day Committee. Most have served for several years, and a couple have been with me since I started. We begin planning for the event in February, meet monthly, and independently handle various aspects of the event. Cheryl O‘Donnell (Rockland Trust), Brandie Morris (Electric Time), Reka Athanasiadis (Morphosi Academy), Seymour Levy (Seymour Levy Graphic Design), Alison Brown (Coldwell Banker), Erica Cote (Medfield Public Library), and Suzy Ferrantino (Prospect Mortgage). Together, the committee members volunteer hundreds of hours in the “labor of love” which is Discover Medfield Day.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR EVENT ATTENDEES. We know Mother Nature has a major effect on attendance, but rain or shine, the Town of Medfield always comes out to support and enjoy the event. MEMO bills this as “Medfield’s largest feel-good event of the year”, and this year was no exception.


Russ Hallisey, Chair
Discover Medfield Day 2015
Hallisey Law Office and
William Raveis – Delta Realtors

MEMO’s Joy To The World Singing Contest 2014

Outstanding Performers are to perform Friday Dec. 5th at 6:30 pm at Baxter Park. Please arrive before the start at 6:30.

Thank you to all singers and parents, and congratulations to all who battled nerves to sing for the judges, Paul Alberta, Margo Nothnagel, and Tim Borchers the evening of Dec. 3rd. All singers are invited to sing with us on the carols following the outstanding performances Friday night. We expect fair weather for the tree lighting.

The 2014 Outstanding Performers are:

Grades K-5

Lilly Lewis, 1st grade, “Santa Clause is Coming to Town”

Shea Woolley and Zoe Zilinski, 4th grade, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”

Nora Devlin and Grace McGowan, 5th grade, “Rock ‘n’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Grades 6-8

Nicole Mulready, 6th grade, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Elizabeth Scheck, 6th grande, “Santa Clause is Coming to Town”

Matthew McGrory and Raphaela Gray, 7th grade, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Honorable mentions to all other who participated in the youngest category. Keep singing and keep competing!: Madyson; Olivia; Neva; Moira, Kelly & Emily; William, Elizabeth, and Michaela; Julia and Johanna; Ava, Hannah and Rachel; Sophia and Zoe; Julia and Maeve.

Honorable mentions to all others who participated in the middle school category. Keep up the work to become even better, expressive singers, and come back next year!: Jessica; Lilly; Melanie; Kylie and Eliana; Kathryn and Molly.

There were no performers in the high school category.

Thank you for your hard work and, for so many of you, your first try at performing solo or in a duet or trio.

Tim Borchers


MEMO Summer Concert Series Kickoff & Picnic

The 2014 MEMO Summer Concert Series began on Thursday June 12th with a rousing concert by Brass Connection. Sponsored by Needham Bank and hosted by Noon Hill Grill, the evening featured fun give-aways and lively music under the big tent. MEMO thanks the Zullo Gallery for loaning us the tent for the evening. It was a perfect evening – complete with an end-of-year MEMO picnic catered by Noon Hill Grill.

Pictures courtesy of Lucille Fisher, Sage & Savvy Marketing, feature MEMO members enjoying their picnic and outgoing MEMO President Brandie Morris of Electric Time Company with incoming MEMO President Brian McSharry of Closet & Storage Concepts.



For the third year now, the students auditioning were fantastic!  We admire your musical abilities, your courage to try out, and your dedication to learning the music. Listening to you was delightful. We hope you will try out again next year.  Get ready!

All contestants are welcome to join with us in singing the carols from the stage.

We are very happy to award “Outstanding Performance” to the following and to invite them to sing their songs this Friday evening, December 6, beginning at 6:30 PM at Baxter Park, site of the annual Medfield Tree Lighting and to ride on the MEMO parade float on Saturday:

Grades 9-12:
Julia Adrian, The Christmas Song

Grades 6-8:
Sophia Gustafson, All I Want for Christmas
Ella Kohler, Winter Wonderland
Duet: Raphaela Gray & Matthew McGrory, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Grades K-5:
Elizabeth Scheck, Let It Snow
Cheetah Girls: Kaitlyn Barton, Bella Gangemi, Alex Lusby, Grace McGowan, Natalia McNeil, Kelsey Quint, Frosty the Snowman
Mistle-Tones: Ava Boudreau, Hannah Johnson, Rachel Parry, Winter Wonderland


MEMO’s Joy To The World Contest, Tim Borchers, Chair,