Flute ensemble, featuring elementary through high schoolers, will play at Medina concert

Posted 24 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photos – Medina flute players practice for tonight’s concert at 7, when 50 students in grades 4 through 12 will perform together.

Press Release, Medina Central School

Medina School District flute students in grades 4 through 12 have been preparing a special piece for the district concert at 7 this evening at the High School.

An ensemble of more than 50 flautists have been working on a trio arrangement of the popular song “Twist and Shout” first recorded by the Isley Brothers in 1962 and later covered by many different groups including The Beatles.

The trio was arranged by flute player Tammy Rohring, who is the elementary band teacher for the Wilson Central School District. She arranged the music to have three different levels of playing ability for elementary, middle, and high school aged players.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for younger students to work with older students,” said Jeanette Sheliga, Medina elementary band teacher. “They see and hear what they can accomplish with continued practice.”

Sixth grade flute students also commented on their experience of playing in the Flute Ensemble.

“It was cool hearing high schoolers play,” said Hannah Kenward.

Brooklyn Brown enjoyed hearing different ages playing different parts, and Amanda Woodruff said the opportunity allowed her to meet other flute players.