New Flute Choir Member Information

Flute Cocktail is an amateur adult community ensemble. It is up to each individual member to decide if he or she is comfortable with the music that we play. In addition, members are asked to make a commitment to be at rehearsals and concerts so that we can perform effectively together, and should be physically "in shape" for a 2-hour rehearsal before joining the ensemble. We rehearse at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City (during the school year) on Sunday nights from 5:00-7:00.

​Membership Eligibility

Flute Cocktail is primarily an adult organization. Members have reached at least tenth grade, although the director may choose to make exceptions, e.g., the child's parent or private instructor plays in the ensemble. All FC members pay annual dues (see below).

​Attendance

Details on the way!

​Dues

$60 annual membership dues are paid every September. Members joining during the year will pay prorated dues according to the following schedule:
July 1 to December 31: Full Dues
January 1 to June 30: Half Dues


There are no dues for summer-only participation, but the individual is ineligible to vote at the May meeting.

​Care of FC-owned Sheet Music

The ensemble manager is responsible for disseminating music, whether physically or electronically. You are then responsible for the music until it is collected and returned for storage. All members are asked to mark their music as frequently as necessary to ensure that individual mistakes are not repeated and that all ensemble interpretations, as stated by the director, are noted. Following an absence, markings from the previous rehearsal should be obtained from a stand partner or other ensemble member. Markings should be made only with a pencil.

​Concert Attire

All black, unless otherwise instructed for various occasions.

Performer Etiquette

  • Leave as many personal items as possible OFF-STAGE.
  • Do not talk between tunes or during tunes.
  • When the ensemble stands to accept audience applause, please face the audience and smile. Do not shuffle music or clean up instruments.
  • Demonstrate courtesy to each other by arriving with plenty of time to warm-up individually, tune, and get set up.