February 2017 Meeting

Flute Friends,

Our February meeting will be Saturday the 11th at 2PM. This time, we’ll be at the home of Catrrine Ponall, 2818 Bedford Avenue in Raleigh, near the NC State Campus. Bedford is a one way street, so you’ll need to come in on Dixie Trail, which runs between Wade Avenue and Hillsborough St.

This month, we’ll be featuring the flutes and music of the famed Comanche artist Doc Tate Nevaquaya. Then we’ll do some facilitated playing activities using the piano. If you have a chance, you might want to watch Clint Goss’s videos on playing with Black Keys and White Keys, and bring some flutes in the keys Clint mentions (D# and Bb for black keys and D, E, and A for white keys). As always, if you have a song to share, whether it’s a traditional tune, an improv piece, or a jam with you and a few friends, we look forward to hearing it. If you just want to hang out and listen, that’s cool too. If you’d like to bring a snack to share, feel free to do so.

In order to make life a little easier for all of us, I went ahead and scheduled out all meetings for 2017. Many of you have already volunteered to host these meetings and to act as our monthly facilitator for playing time, and I definitely appreciate that. Here’s the schedule listing both host and facilitator for each month:

March 11: Lloyd & Judith / Lloyd & Judith
April 8: Robin / Robin
May 6: Barbara / Rick
June 3: Jon / Michelle
July 1: Ed & Dawn / Ed & Dawn
August 5: Catrrine & Mark / Catrrine & Mark
September 9: Mara / Mara
October 7: Jeff & Kim / Michelle
November 4: Host needed / Facilitator needed
December 9: Annual holiday shindig at Jon’s house

As always, feel free to get in touch if you have any feedback regarding the flute circle. I look forward to seeing you on the 11th.

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By Jon Norris

Jon Norris is a full-time musical instrument maker living in Holly Springs, NC. He has been playing the Native American style flute since the early 90's, and has been making them since 2002.