Time – 3.30-4.00
Venue – Music Department
The flute ensemble is open to all pupils who play a flute of any size or type. We are very lucky to have a wide range of instruments within the group including a piccolo, concert flutes, alto flutes and bass flutes. The ensemble plays at many different events with school and takes part in various festivals and competitions throughout the school year.
At the moment we have 10 members but new members are welcome to come along to any practice.
|Lauren Mitchell||Emily Weatherup|
|Sarah Halligan||Abby Turbitt|
|Sarah Allen||Rebekah Berry|
|Holly McComb||Eva Campbell|
Wizard of Oz
Six senior members of the flute group performed music from the Wizard of Oz at the opening of the school production. Each member dressed up as a character from the show and had to act the part of their character whilst play ‘If I Only’ and ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’.
‘If I Only’
‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’
Some photographs from the event.
Flute Ensemble performing at the Business Dinner
Big Flute Challenge
On Saturday 13th September, several members of our school Flute Group went to the Kings Hall, Belfast to attempt to break the World Record for the biggest Flute Orchestra. When we arrived we had a warm up session before we rehearsed “Towards the Blue Horizon” which was a piece that had been composed for us to perform. It was over twenty minutes long and was made up of traditional Irish, English and Scottish music. We all had a really good day and we are now waiting to hear if we have made a new World Record!
Northern Ireland Flute Band Association
Throughout October the flute ensemble was busy preparing the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ for the Northern Ireland Bands association competition which takes place every year in Armagh. All flute players were drafted in to take part, and even some saxophone players had to quickly adapt to playing the alto and bass flutes (and thank you for all your patience and perseverance with that). Other members of the orchestra were also conscripted to create an essential percussion section. After a month of rehearsals the day finally arrived. Although it was an early start for a Saturday morning and a long bus drive to Armagh everyone was excited and eager to perform. After a quick practice the moment of truth arrived and under the direction of Mr Beattie they played a stunning performance. The adjudicator stated that they were ‘a band with much to commend’, and in this context comments like this are hard to get. So well done to everyone who took part in this event. We are all very proud and are thinking already about what we could play for next year.