Town of
Oneida County, NY
 Community Groups 

Floyd Community Instrumental Ensemble

Floyd Community Instrumental Ensemble



            The Floyd Community Instrumental Ensemble has been creating a variety of music throughout the Mohawk Valley for over twenty years.  What began as less than ten young Floyd United Methodist musicians, has grown to a strong, committed assembly of at least fifty people with varying degrees of expertise.  While the Ensemble boasts several professional musicians that maintains the core of the group, there are also many young adults as well as adults from a variety of backgrounds.  The uniqueness of the ensemble mirrors the vast repertoire of music that this ensemble is able to perform.


            The concerts, often embellished by vocal and instrumental soloists, are performed as a summer concert series that includes dates at local nursing homes as well.  The music often reflects the each unique venue and includes patriotic tunes for the famous Fourth of July Concert in Old Forge as well as old favorites from the America's "Big Band Era."  Concert-goers also will enjoy toe tapping medleys made famous by groups and musicians such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Count Basie, Glen Campell, and Disney as well as tunes from shows like Mama Mia!, Titanic, and Grease.


            Money for music and performing expenses have been subsidized by a variety of grants.  The ensemble continues to explore funding options to continue the scope of music and venues that the community has come to expect from The Floyd Community Instrumental Ensemble.  In the past, the ensemble has benefited from grants from New York State Council of the Arts and individual donations.


            As the ensemble continues to grow, so do the expectations of our members and audiences.  The ensemble is committed to providing music that challenges all members while entertaining summer concert-goers.  As the ensemble achieves this goal, students' music skills are strengthened and adult skills are fine tuned.  Then ensemble can spread the gift of music throughout the community, and the contagious spirit for music will be shared by young and old alike.

Charles Coville