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The Brazos Breeze Flute Choir will perform their season opening concert on Sunday, October 23, at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station. The concert begins at 6 p.m., and the church is located at 417 University Drive.

The Brazos Breeze Flute Choir will be performing a combination of original works for flute choir and orchestral transcriptions. The composition of the group is piccolo, C flutes, alto flutes, bass flutes, string bass, and percussion.  Robert McElroy, former conductor of the Houston Symphonic Band, conducts the Brazos Breeze.  The members of the Brazos Breeze are professional musicians from cities around the area including Huntsville, Bellville, Brenham, Anderson, and Bryan/College Station.

The Brazos Breeze Flute Choir will perform their season opening concert on Sunday, October 23, at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station. The concert begins at 6 p.m., and the church is located at 417 University Drive.

The Brazos Breeze Flute Choir will be performing a combination of original works for flute choir and orchestral transcriptions. The composition of the group is piccolo, C flutes, alto flutes, bass flutes, string bass, and percussion.  Robert McElroy, former conductor of the Houston Symphonic Band, conducts the Brazos Breeze.  The members of the Brazos Breeze are professional musicians from cities around the area including Huntsville, Bellville, Brenham, Anderson, and Bryan/College Station.

According to Brazos Breeze director and founder, Penny Zent, flute choirs are becoming increasingly popular around the world, especially here in the United States. When these groups began in the 1970’s, there wasn’t much original music being written for this combination of instruments. Today there are hundreds of really great composers producing new works all the time.  

There is a reception following the concert at the church. Admission to the concert is free but the group is raising funds to buy a contrabass flute so a free will offering will be accepted.

For more information, contact Penny Zent at (979) 845-5670.