The Idlewild Recorder Ensemble is open to fifth grade students based on audition
and school-wide behavior. At school, the ensemble performs at the holiday program,
the fifth grade promotion ceremony, and the Awards Day program. In the community, the
ensemble frequently is invited to perform at the Shelby County Schools' ArtsFest at the
Board of Education and members from this group represent Idlewild at the Orff Music
All-City Concert and the WTGMEA Choral Festival.
In 2014, the Idlewild Recorder Ensemble has been invited to play at the AOSA National
Conference in Nashville, TN. AOSA (American Orff-Schulwerk Association) is a
professional organization that supports music teachers across the nation.
Based on a video-audition, they will be one of three children's ensembles to
perform at this national event.