From Jean Mineo, President, Cultural Alliance of Medfield, MedfieldCulture.org –
Dad’s Brass Band tubist Don Rankin joins Tom Duprey on trumpet for a recent taping at Medfield TV.
Brass band and family activities offered June 15 at Medfield State Hospital
Families looking for a fun, free activity on Father’s Day weekend can head to the Lee Chapel grounds at the Medfield State Hospital (45 Hospital Road) from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 15, to catch “Dad’s Brass Band” from 2-4 p.m., as well as lawn games that will kick off at 1:30 p.m.
In addition to the band performance and games, other featured activities include a community art project with Kurt Jackson and hands-on papermaking with artist May Babcock. Ruby’s Ice Cream Truck will also be on hand to sell treats.
Organized by the Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM), the afternoon event is a way to bring community members together to enjoy the property, and see the potential for future arts and cultural activities on the picturesque grounds. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. In the event of rain, music and activities will take place inside the Lee Chapel.
Performers in the “Dad’s Brass Band” include Medfield residents Don Rankin on tuba, and Tom Duprey on trumpet. Rankin is principal tubist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Boston Ballet Orchestra; Duprey performs in a number of ensembles, and teaches music in Dover-Sherborn schools and at the college level.
May Babcock is a Rhode Island artist who works in papermaking, printmaking, book arts and art installations. She is known for incorporating materials from a given environment into her projects.