Sight-reading and more
Sight-reading was fun last night! We are building our program around a theme of folk songs and nature…and we have picked out 4 works so far…There is one work that is not ‘on theme’ but has some fun tie-ins. So how do I choose music for the group? First of all, I always ask players if they like the music…life is too short to play music you dislike. Secondly…is it at the group’s ability level? Can the group sound good after working on the technical demands? Will it be audience engaging…can I give them something to listen for that will enhance their concert experience? These are all the questions I ask when I build a program… all the while assessing the group’s level.
We are always looking for new members at the start of a session…next rehearsal will be February 17 (it’s a holiday…easy traffic). Come join us! You have plenty of time before our May concerts. Recruitment is welcome! Ask your flute playing friends.