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 British 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
Minutes of the AGM held on 23 August 2014 to be approved
Matters arising from the above minutes
Election of new Chairman, officers and council members
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
Announcement of new chairman, officers and council members
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information).
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: email@example.com
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.