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Fenton Community Orchestra Appoints First Executive Director, Elects Three New Board Officers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
February 2, 2015
CONTACT: Jennifer Fleck
(810) 210 - 6300
MI – The Fenton Community Orchestra (FCO) Board of Directors is pleased
to announce the appointment of Jennifer Fleck as its first Executive
Director. The position of Executive Director was created in part with
1:1 matching funds from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and
Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Five years ago our goal was to find enough musicians so we could play in an orchestra,” said Fleck.
we have developed has surpassed all expectations. Our community has
welcomed, supported, and is joining us in our journey to help amateur
musicians of all ages perform in a symphony and our community members to
enjoy fine music free of charge. I am honored and thrilled to be able
to work with FCO as our first Executive Director.”
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Fleck served as the FCO Treasurer, President, and Director since co-
FCO with Lisa Bayer and current Board Secretary Kirstin Tenser, in
2010. Ms. Fleck’s accomplishments as board president included growing
the orchestra from 25 to over 75 musicians, hiring Andrew Perkins as
Music Director and developing a ‘music in our schools’ program. She was
also recently recognized by the Fenton Education Foundation and received
The State Bank Community Contribution to Education Award for her work
with FCO and Fenton High School Music Program.
The FCO Board of
Directors also elected three board officers during a special meeting on
Tuesday, January 27th. John Andersen was elected as President of the
Board, Eric Szczepanski as Vice President of the Board, and Colin
Campbell as Board Treasurer.
Commenting on his appointment,
Andersen said, “I’m honored to lead the FCO board during this exciting
time as we celebrate five seasons of music in the community. I look
forward to working with the board, Jennifer, and Andrew Perkins to build
on the progress made under their leadership to further strengthen our
organization for the future.”
“It’s a privilege to work with
such a dedicated group of volunteers,” added Szczepanski. “Building
partnerships in the community while enhancing the performing arts
experience for our members and audience is our top priority.”
members of the FCO board are John Andersen, Eric Szczepanski, Kirstin
Tesner, Colin Campbell, Bob McLuckie, Patrick Perfitt, Mike Tesner,
Stephen Martin and Brian Churchill.
The Fenton Community
Orchestra is a multi-generational orchestra that provides a place for
musicians of all ages to connect through music by offering an
educational and entertaining music program for its members and
audiences. The board meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7pm and
Orchestra rehearses in the Fenton High School Band Room every Thursday night 6:30-8:30pm.
more information visit www.fentoncommunityorchestra.org,