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Concert series set for Thursday celebrates the "Moody Flute"
by For the Daily Corinthian
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The magical music of the flute will be celebrated this week in the latest installment of the Corinth Music Club's concert series.

The club will present a free Mid-Morning Concert at 11 a.m. THURSDAY, MARCH 23 in the historic Fillmore Street Chapel in downtown Corinth.

This month’s concert features area flutist Bobbi Campbell and two of her private flute students, Natalie Thomas and Alaina Wilder. Sara Ellington and Bevin Wilder will assist by playing the piano accompaniment on some of the pieces.

“I really appreciate that talented and busy pianists like Sara and Bevin are able to perform with us. It opens more possibilities and adds texture and variety to a flute concert,” stated Campbell.

The program is titled “The Moody Flutes, Volume 2” and includes a variety of musical eras and styles. From the middle ages to Bach, from a piper entertaining rural shepherds to the sounds of New Orleans, and wrapping up with soulful jazz and a little swinging gospel, this short concert is sure to entertain the listener. The music should last approximately 30 minutes.

Flutist Thomas is a senior at Adamsville High School in Tennessee. She has participated in Tennessee All-West Band, UT-Martin Honor Band, and University of Memphis Honor Band. Thomas often performs on her local television channel to raise money for ministries. She has gone on a mission trip to Guatemala and volunteers as a children’s leader at her church. Last summer, she had a research internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; she is slated to go on a Marine Biology course in Belize this summer. She will graduate as valedictorian of her graduating class at Adamsville High School and has received both merit and music scholarships for Rhodes College and Tulane University. This is her second year of private study with Bobbi Campbell. She is the daughter of Kevin and Tammy Thomas of Adamsville, Tenn.

Flutist Wilder began studying flute in 2014 as a member of the Master Music Academy Homeschool Band of Corinth, under the direction of Bruce Dobbs, where she sits first chair in the flute section. As a member of the band, she has received recognition for completing multiple musicianship challenges, as well as superior solo ratings and the Outstanding Musician Award. She has been a private student of Campbell since 2015. Wilder is a freshman homeschool student (class of 2020) and an active member of Eagle Homeschool Association. She is also an active member of First Baptist Church, where she is involved in the youth group, youth ensemble, youth choir, and drama group. She is the daughter of Royce and Bevin Wilder of Corinth.

This free public performance is sponsored by the Corinth Music Club, a member of the Mississippi Federation of Music Clubs since 1924.
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