October 2018 Meeting

Flute Friends,

Our October Meeting will be this Saturday the 20th at 2PM. This Month, Ken Moore will be hosting us at Forest Theater on the UNC Campus in Chapel Hill. Here are some details from Ken:


Here are the logistics for Flute Circle gathering on Saturday, October 20 at Forest Theatre on campus of UNC at Chapel Hill.

Plan to arrive at 1:30 pm in case there are surprises with access to parking spaces. This is weekend is during UNC Fall Break and no UNC home football game, so campus should be relatively quite.

Some parking spaces should be available in the small Theatre parking area at 123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (put this in your vehicle map quest and Siri should lead you right to it.)

There are likely to be free parking spaces along Country Club Road which runs in front of the Paul Green Theater which is diagonally across from the main Forest Theater upper entrance on north side of the street. Other parking spaces likely to be available along South Boundary Street and travel around the curve sharply to the left (north) and you will come to free weekend parking in the Park Place parking lot at intersection of Boundary Street and Park Place opposite the UNC Press building.

Everyone Please bring an A flute, if you have one (we will have extras) and any other flutes you wish to bring.

I will have a modest layout of chips, crackers, cheese and dips and sparkling water. You are welcome to bring other light snacks and beverages of your choice. There is ample table space inside the Theatre for us to spread out. Also there are restroom facilities inside.

As soon after 2:00 pm as possible, hoping to have all attendees present, we will move out onto the open air theater to begin the group flute playing experience Barbara, Judith, Lloyd and I have planned. It will be a bit different and we will not be dependent upon mikes. Playing in the open air of the amphitheater space will be a refreshing acoustical experience.

Following the group playing, which will be approximately an hour, we will have a leisurely break and for those of you who can remain another half hour or so, well have an “educational session” on recognition of native American trees that provide material for flute making. Ken will lead a short walk to show and describe easy identification characteristics of some of the several native trees in vicinity of Forest Theater. This is opportunity for Flute members to share their experiences and observations.


Also, this Sunday, Erica Alexander is teaching a flute class at the Durham Arts Council. It will begin with an optional introductory or review lesson for one hour, followed by a 2 hour workshop of playing music in an intuitive way, learning a lot about deep fundamentals of music along the way. It is a great way to get comfortable improvising and to be more relaxed about being a musician.

Sunday, October 21
Introductory (or review) class 1:30 – 2:30
Workshop 2:30 – 4:30

More information openwingsflute.com
Register here (select Fall 2018. Music)


Here are the dates for our remaining 2018 Meetings:

November 3: Jeff & Kim Martin / Facilitator needed
December 8: 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 20th.

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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.