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Congratulations!  You’ve been selected to play the FLUTE!

Students will begin playing their instruments on the second week of school.  It is wise to make arrangements now to secure all of the materials and supplies your child will need.  At the beginning of the school year, the music stores are extremely busy and the lines can be very long.  If you make plans now, your child will have all that he/she needs to begin band with the rest of the class.

What does my child need?

A solid, good quality beginner Flute and some supplies.  Many of these supplies will last for years, but as with any new activity, there are some necessary supplies to get for your beginner musician.

Flute Brand & Model Number:

Yamaha YFL281S Open Hole with Plugs
This brand is important.  If you are interested in getting a flute that is different than what we suggest, please contact Mrs. Troutman and let her give you her professional opinion.  New or used doesn’t matter, but the brand does matter!

Music Store Supply List:

Wire Folding Music Stand
Cherub WMT 555C Metro-Tuner with pick up microphone cord ***can substitute the app “Tonal Energy” along with a pickup microphone cord and adapter that will allow it to work with the student’s phone
Hodge Silk Swab
Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Flute

General Supply List:

Black 1” binder with pockets
Pencil pouch
3 working pencils
Page protectors (optional)

Famous People Who Played Flute:

Halle Berry (actress)
Alanis Morisette (singer)
Gwen Stefani (singer)
Calista Flockhart (actress)
Tina Fey (Comedian/Actress)
Celine Dion (singer)

Amazing Flute Players to Explore on YouTube:

James Galway
Harry Bradley
Lori Bell
Ian Anderson
Paul Horn
Gareth McLearnon

Some Interesting Flute Websites:

The National Flute Association:
Fun Flute Facts:
How a Flute is made:
History of the Flute:

Some Cool Flute Links:

Emmanuel Pahud plays "Syrinx" by Debussy:

James Galway plays "Flight of the Bumblebee":

Flute Ensemble plays Disney themes:

World's Largest Flute, the Subcontrabass Flute!