The Forest Flute Choir Bursary is currently ‘on hold’ as we are saving for a contra bass flute – this is approx. £6000 – we will re-introduce the bursary as soon as we are able.

Each year the Committee of FFC awards a small financial bursary to a flautist whom they believe has made an outstanding contribution to our activities throughout that year, with the aim to assist that flautist in their musical studies.  Recent recipients of this bursary are:

Debbie Sandells -2007

Charlotte Wood – 2008 “The bursary I received was very well spent on the new music books I needed for my new music exam.  It’s a great to encourage people to play music and reward them for doing so!”

Matthew Mann – 2009 “Hey! My name is Matt Mann, and I am 15. I have played the flute for 5 years now and I am grade 7. I have played for the Forest Flute Choir from the very start.  I was extremely grateful to receive the bursary which I used to help pay towards my new flute. I needed a new flute in-order to do my grade 7 and would not have been able to afford it without the bursary. THANKYOU!  ”

Adele Franghiadi – 2010 “Hello.  My name is Adele and I am fourteen years old, having just taken my Grade 7 exam.  I have been part of the FFC since the beginning, and remember doing my first ever concert and solo with the Choir in Parkend Church when I was eight.  There are some pics of me looking very little in the Gallery!  I am very grateful to receive the Bursary.  It has allowed me to buy music to enjoy playing even more.  The Flute Choir has been great for me in terms of gaining ensemble experience and sharing the experience and love of flute music with others.  Thank you.”  The committee were unanimous in their opinion that Adele should be awarded this year’s bursary: “We are constantly impressed by Adele’s sense of commitment to the Flute Choir; always keen to perform and help at every level – she’s an absolutely vital player and we all love her to bits!”

Beth Handley – 2011. The committee have been impressed by Beth’s outstanding commitment and attendance at flute choir; Beth supports everything that we do and she’s always first in the queue to play a solo or a duet. She really inspires some of the younger players and we wanted to reward her dedication. Excellent work Beth – you really are a huge asset to Flute Choir.

The criteria for awarding the bursary is as follows:  The winner of the bursary must be a committed, enthusiastic and knowledgeable member of The Forest Flute Choir. He or she must impress the Committee with an excellent standard of playing, good attendance at rehearsals and a willingness to contribute to all areas of Forest Flute Choir activity.