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September 2017 Newsletter

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September Newsletter

September 7, 2017

Membership Renewal

Now is a perfect time to renew your SDFG membership. The new membership year runs from September 1st, 2017 to August 31st, 2018. Your membership gives you access to all information for upcoming events, discounts to San Diego Symphony tickets and performance / competition opportunities. Directory listings are also included with Adult and Senior Teacher memberships, as well as Business memberships. (Directory listings only list current members). Membership also entitles you to list your upcoming events on our Facebook page and on our website's member listing page.

Join or Renew Here!

Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Coronado Library Winn Room
640 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

You are invited to the San Diego Flute Guild's Annual Meeting of the Members in the beautiful Winn Room at the Coronado Library. This brief membership meeting will give you a recap on our 2016-2017 season, get you up to speed on the 2017-2018 year of events, you'll meet the new board members, as well as play through a few flute choir tunes! 

This year, following the meeting, we will hold our member's recital. Please consider staying to watch the program, and if you'd like to perform on the program please register here by October 15th. (More details below).

All are welcome who love the flute! Light refreshments will be provided following the recital. Bring your flute and a stand.

The meeting is free to attend, you do not need to be a member, and please feel free to bring a friend, or two!

RSVP to the Membership Meeting!

Fall Members' Recital

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Coronado Library ~ Winn Room
640 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

We hope you consider performing in the Fall Members' Recital following the Annual Membership Meeting! This recital is an opportunity for all members of the Flute Guild to perform solo, flute & piano, or flute ensemble. We encourage participation of all of our members, of any age and level! Do you have a flute choir? Do you have a piece that you've been hoping to perform somewhere? Then this is for you! Light refreshments are served at the end and the recital is free to participate and attend, and is open to the public.

At least one member of your ensemble must be a San Diego Flute Guild member. If you are not a member and want to perform, you can become a member by clicking here

If you wish to perform with a pianist, we will need to approve the pianist with the library ahead of time, so be sure to register only after you have all of your pianist's information, including a short biography.

Please limit your performance to 10 minutes

Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2017

Register here!

Annual Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert

Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1500 W. Juniper St.
Escondido, CA 92025

The San Diego Flute Guild is happy to host the annual Winona Grant Holiday Flute Concert, with three flute choirs sponsored by SDFG. It is open to any and all flutists & flute choirs to participate in, the more the merrier! We welcome friends, family and flute lovers to attend the concert and help us celebrate the holiday season!

NEW THIS YEAR: The SDFG Sponsored Intermediate and Advanced choirs will have two rehearsal locations to choose from, one in north county, and one in south county. We hope this makes it easier for more people to participate in the final concert. The Dress Rehearsal and concert will merge the choirs from both locations.

All rehearsal schedules and locations are posted online, as well as Membership and Eligibility requirements.


  • SDFG Advanced and Intermediate Flute Choirs: Friday, October 20, 2017
  • SDFG Teacher Choir: Saturday, November 4th, 2017
  • Privately Organized Flute Choirs: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Register here!

Del Mar Flute Ensemble

Fall Semester
September 5 -- January 17 (16 weeks)
6:30 to 8:30 on Wednesdays
No Class: 11/22, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

Fee: $290

Concert: January 20th

Spring Semester
February 8 -- May 31 (16 weeks)
6:30 to 8:00 on Wednesdays
No Class: 4/12

Fee: $290

Concert: June 3rd

NYO New Youth Orchestra - San Diego Youth Orchestra
10855 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 2
San Diego, CA 92121 USA

Rosalind Richards, Director

In Memoriam: Karen Strauss 

It is with a very heavy heart that we share the passing of a long time SDFG member, friend and colleague, Karen Strauss.

For the last 29 years, Karen was a devoted music teacher who actively advocated maintaining band programs in Temecula and Murrieta Valley's elementary schools. Her success and devotion toward this end improved the lives of so many of our local students who had the good fortune to have Mrs. Strauss as their band teacher. As a teacher, Karen was known for her smile, her patience, her positive attitude and her delight in her students' success as musicians and scholars. She worked tirelessly to be sure every student practiced, and rewarded her classes every year by organizing a concert at Mulligan's Fun Center. After school, she gave private piano lessons from home. Some of her students have become music teachers themselves. Karen was very proud of her legacy of giving the gift of music to nearly three thousand students in her lifetime.

Karen was also a fine flutist who played with local and regional community bands and orchestras for many years. Karen played flute and piccolo in the community concert bands of Palomar Jr. College, Mt. San Jacinto Jr. College and the Temecula Valley Winds. She was also a member of the Silver Sounds Flute Ensemble and Orange County Flute Ensemble. Her favorite venues to perform at were the Wine Country Band Festival and Disneyland. Always a student of the instrument, she continued to take lessons and coaching sessions to maintain and improve her skill.

The world will not be quite as sweet without Karen in it, but her legacy and immortality will always live on through those she taught and all the lives she touched.

Member Announcements

We welcome member announcements and event listings at any time! Please feel free to send us a blurb about your event at any time, and we will make sure it is posted and emailed to our members!


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