The Recorder Fusion Youth Ensemble (RFYE) is a 60-member ensemble that will begin its inaugural season in October 2013. RFYE is initiating under the Just Lovin' Music Studios, Inc. "Music and Manners" Program and has in mind to develop and refine the musical talents of 3rd through 6th grade elementary students in a year-long, Conservatory program. RFYE's purpose is to fuse the learning and mastery of the family of Recorder instruments (soprano, alto, and tenor recorders) and perpetuate the legacy of Recorder playing. Students will learn music theory, music history, and other ways of communicating music (i.e. vocal expression and percussive accompaniment). The integration of social skills, the opportunity for children to gain the experience of performing with a group, and the privilege of belonging to a "young recorder society" will motivate ensemble-playing while encouraging self-esteem and self-worth. In addition, students will be exposed to master teachers through workshops, present concert performances and participate in community service projects.