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HS Flute Ensemble to hold humane society fundraiser

October 16, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
Soprano Robin Williams, preparing to sing a love song to the dogs during the concert. - Submitted photo

The Hot Springs Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Carlos Feller, will hold a fundraiser for the Garland County Humane Society at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Fellowship Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Admission is by donation, monetary or pet food or supplies. Adoptable pets will be present and paraded at intermission, a news release said.

The concert theme is "Celebration Music." Featured will be soprano Robin Williams, who will serenade an adoptable pet. Other numbers include "Trumpet Tune" by Henry Purcell; "Rondeau," the Masterpiece Theater theme by J.J. Mouret; "Trumpet Voluntary," by Jeremiah Clark; selections from Handel's "Water Music"; "The Wedding March" from The Midsummer Night's Dream by F. Mendelssohn; and patriotic compositions by flutist/composer Ricky Lombardo -- "Salute to the USA," "Heritage of America," and "American Hoedown."

There are surprise door prizes to be awarded by name drawings from those in attendance, the release said.

Performers are Lynn Clardy, flute and piccolo, and C flutists Donna Toler, Debbie Reed, Robin Williams, Deonne Carson, Harriet Reynolds, Janis Hopper, Cheryl Goslee, and Julian Herring Youth Scholar Raeleigh Epperhart. Alto flutists are Sara Ferril and Ann Smedley. Playing bass flute are Jackie Flowers, Beverly Hegwood, and Rhonda Hall. Contra Bass flutist is Leah Kuhn Venable.

The HSFE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in 1983 by flutist Jackie Flowers. The group is in its 38th season of performance and welcomes new flutists anytime. Call 501-520-0306 or visit for more information.

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