Welcome to the British Flute Society

The British Flute Society is Europe's oldest flute organisation and has a lot to offer its members. Pan, the Society's journal, is recognised world-wide as a highly informative and entertaining flute journal. Every quarter Pan brings you articles on all aspects of the flute and flute playing. It is the authoritative guide to the latest flute news, listings of concerts, courses and reviews of new music, books and recordings.

Welcome from BFS Chairperson

Welcome to the BritCarole Jenner Timmsish Flute Society's website!  We hope that you will enjoy exploring the site and that you will find it a valuable resource. If you are a current member of the Society you will find information about how to log in to the members' area of the site in recent issues of the BFS journal or you can contact us for further information. 

If you are not currently a member of the Society we hope that you will consider joining us to become part of our wide network of flute players based both in the UK and overseas. Members come from all walks of life and include amateur and professional players, teachers, students, the flute trade, and people who simply love the flute.

Members receive a range of benefits including the well-respected quarterly journal, Pan. The journal includes all the latest flute news, features , articles and reviews. We also run regular events for our members including the prestigious BFS-RAM Premier Flautist Series, our annual competitions for flute players under the age of 25 years, and the biennial BFS International Convention. Visit the events page for further details and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

Carole Jenner-Timms
BFS Chairperson

BFS AGM Sunday 28 June 2015 at 3.30 pm

The British Flute Society's
Annual General Meeting
will be held at 3.30 pm on Sunday 28 June 2015
in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London

Click here for further details and a nomination form

Following the AGM at 5.00 pm
Just How Do You Do That?! (Click here for further details)


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the AGM held on 23 August 2014 to be approved
  3. Matters arising from the above minutes
  4. Election of new Chairman, officers and council members
  5. Reports:
    - Chairperson's report
    - Treasurer's report and presentation of 2014 Accounts
    - Membership Secretary's report
    - Legal Adviser's report
    - Area Representative Coordinator's report
    - AFT (Association of Flute Traders) Representative's Report
  6. Future projects
  7. Announcement of new chairman, officers and council members
  8. Questions and comments from the floor

BFS Council Elections 2015

Election of new Chairperson, Treasurer and Legal Adviser

Following the deadline for nominations, we are delighted to announce that the following honorary officers and nominated member have been elected unopposed and will join the Council for a term of two years at the AGM on Sunday 28 June.

Malcolm Pollock - Chairperson

Julie Butler - Treasurer

Nancy Sun - Legal Adviser

Click here for further information

Election of Ordinary Council Members

Five nominations have been received from BFS members wishing to serve on the Council as ordinary council members for a term of 3 years. An election will be held during the AGM for the 3 available places and members are invited to vote either in person at the AGM or in advance by postal vote. Please click here to download a postal voting form. Forms must be sent by post or email to BFS Secretary, Anna Munks, to arrive no later than 25 June 2015. Proxy voting is allowed by appointment in writing (please email secretary@bfs.org.uk for further information).

Click here for further information about the nominees

Click here to download a postal voting form

Postal voting forms should be sent to arrive no later than 25 June 2015 to:

Anna Munks, BFS Secretary, 27 Eskdale Gardens, Purley, Surrey  CR8 1ET
Telephone and fax: 020 8668 3360    Email: secretary@bfs.org.uk

Just How Do You Do That?!

Following the BFS AGM 
Sunday 28 June 2015 at 5 pm
David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Just How Do You Do That?!
Samuel Coles and Michael Cox in conversation with Karen Jones

Have you ever wondered how your favourite artists 
manage to play loudly in the low register?

How they manage to remain beautifully quiet 
yet project through the orchestra?

Your chance to hear two of the world’s top flautists discuss vital aspects of flute playing in conversation with Karen Jones. Their approaches may differ, and this could make for an interesting discussion and the possible conclusion that there are many ways to approach technique.
Find the way that works for you.

Entry free of charge

The BFS is a registered charity no: 326473