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Programs & Events
Small Ensembles: Flute Ensemble
Rehearsals: Tuesdays @ 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM | Waynesburg Central High School Band Room Instructor: Mrs. Mandi Fordyce | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Flute Ensemble is open to any middle school and high school band student. The main focus of the group is to challenge and further playing skills as well as to have fun with music. A diverse selection of music is rehearsed and performed each semester to broaden the students' musical knowledge and techniques. In addition to classical skills, we also go over extended techniques (such as flutter tonguing, flute beatboxing, singing and playing, etc.) and look into the “color” instruments of the flute family such as the Piccolo, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute.
The Flute Ensemble has performed at the Greene County CTC Holiday Luncheon, Waynesburg Holiday Open House, Greene County Museum Christmas Open House, Youngstown State University Flute Festival, and GCMEA Small Ensembles Concerts.
While small ensemble information will usually be sent out to participating parents and students through email, sometimes things come up or change at the last minute, making it necessary for parents and students to receive this new information quickly. For this reason, Remind classes have been set up for each of our small ensembles. By signing up for Remind messages through the app, text message, or email, you will be able to receive quick notifications from your small ensembles instructor(s) with important reminders, when practices are canceled or rescheduled due to conflicts or weather, etc. No phone numbers or email addresses are ever exchanged or visible to the instructors or other parents and students. Click on the button bellow for information on how to sign up for Flute Ensemble Remind messages.
Mrs. Mandi Fordyce graduated from Waynesburg Central High School in 2011. During her time at Waynesburg she performed in the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Marching Band, Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, as well as performing in school musicals. She also participated in PMEA festivals, WVU Honors Band, and the Waynesburg University Band. She is also a graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor in Music Education. While studying with Dr. Kathryn Thomas Umble, she remained on the Dean's list and graduated in 2015 magna cum laude. She performed with the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, Flute Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Young Artist Concerto Competition, YSU Marching Pride, Pep Band, New Music Ensemble, Dana Chorale and the YSU Opera. Since graduating she has become the flute instructor for Waynesburg Central High School and Margret Bell Miller Middle School, teaching during the marching band season and starting up the flute ensemble. She also teaches lessons privately as well as performs with the East Winds Symphonic Band in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to her musical endeavors, she also works at Oakland Fashion Optical in Pittsburgh as assistant manager.