Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Save the Date! World Flute Society Convention August 1-5, 2018

2018 WORLD FLUTE SOCIETY CONVENTION: The dates have been confirmed for the society's convention. The convention will be held August 1-5, 2018. The convention will be held on the lovely campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. All events take place in the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Performer Application, the Class/Lecture/Workshop Application, and the Vendor Application are now up on the society's homepage.

www.worldflutesociety.org

Thank you to Jonny Lipford, the society's graphic design consultant, for creating our 2018 convention banner.


http://www.worldflutes.org/

Monday, July 10, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting TUESDAY 11 July 2017

UPDATE 7/11/17: Brighton Parks and Recreation has cancelled all room reservations today because they need the facility as a rain backup for another event. For this month, we'll meet at the address noted in the following Meetup event.
https://www.meetup.com/FingerLakesFluteCircle/events/240876215/


The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting TUESDAY 11 July 2017. [This month NOT at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation).]

Please note that for this month, the date has been temporarily shifted to TUESDAY due to a schedule conflict.

Beginners are welcome! Beginner flutes will be available to try. We will have a great time playing the Native American flute, drums, rattles, and hand percussion, and enjoying each other's music.

A $5 contribution is suggested to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Gandondagan Native American Dance & Music Festival 2017 - Kevin Locke Performing!

I am so excited to learn that Kevin Locke will be performing at the 2017 Ganondagan Native American Dance & Music Festival. He is an amazing traditional Northern Plains Indigenous Flute player, Lakota story teller, and hoop dancer. Please don't miss his visit to Ganondagan!

According to the festival schedule, he is to perform Saturday 2pm, and Sunday 12 Noon.

Ganondagan Native American Dance and Music Festival
http://ganondagan.org/Events-Programs/Dance-Music-Festival-2017
July 22 & 23, 2017
10am - 6pm
7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road) Victor, NY 14564
585-924-5848
$12 admission

Please note that due to road construction, there will be free parking and shuttle service from this location:

The Apple Farm
1640 NY-444
Victor, NY 14564

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin Memorial Service 7/9/17, and Memorial Fund for Family

Posted to shakuhachi traditional Japanese flute sensei and master Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin's Facebook account yesterday:
To the friends and loved ones of Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin - The family thanks you for your well wishes and condolences during this time. We will be having a memorial service, details below:
DATE: July 9th, 2017
TIME: 3pm - 6pm
ADDRESS:
Tenri Cultural Institute 43 W 13th St New York, NY 10011 In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to the link in the comments. Thank you.

The link is the the GoFundMe site for "Memorial for Ronnie Seldin's Family": https://www.gofundme.com/memorial-for-ronnie-seldins-family
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the loss of our beloved, Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, who passed away on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at the age of 69. He died peacefully at home due to natural causes, complications related to his health.  
The family is planning to hold a memorial on Sunday, July 9 in NYC. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a small, voluntary contribution may do so here. 
Warmest wishes from his loving wife Brenda, sister Amy and daughters Joy & Malena.                     

Monday, June 12, 2017

Didgeridoo! Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Wednesday 14 June 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting WEDNESDAY, 14 June 2017, 6:30 pm, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

We are now meeting on (mostly) the second Wednesday of the month, in response to requests from flute circle members. (Next month we're meeting Tuesday July 11 due to a schedule conflict.)

This meeting we're going to have fun trying out the didgeridoo. We'll have some to try out, but if you have one, please bring it!

Beginners are encouraged to visit! If you are new to the Native American flute, please join us! The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. No written music required. We play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will also be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll have a great time making music with Native American flutes, hand percussion, and drums.

$5 contribution is suggested to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We will make beautiful music together, in addition to interesting sounds on the didgeridoo. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Randy Stenzel Celebration of Life, Gathering of Friends and Family 3 June 2017

Highly respected and well known Native American flute maker Randy Stenzel died 16 May 2017, age 63. Obituary: http://www.stewartbaxter.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=1824388#/obituaryInfo

Posted to Facebook by his wife Shelly Stenzel and others 20 May 2017:

Family and Friends: We want to personally thank each one of you for your love, support, and kindness during this most difficult time. We will be having a Celebration of Life Gathering of Friends and Family on Saturday, June 3 from 1 to 4 PM, at Prairiewoods, 120 East Boyson Road, Hiawatha Iowa. For those of you unable to attend physically, please join us in Spirit during this time by lighting a candle, playing your flute or drum, or taking just a moment to reflect or say a prayer for Randy. Holding each of you close to my heart.

I will be playing my Randy Stenzel flutes and thinking of him this Saturday June 3, with smudge and prayer for Randy, Shelly, and their family.

Ronnie Seldin Dead, Age 69: A Message from the Family of Ronnie Seldin

Email message received by me yesterday, 31 May 2017:

Subject: A message from the family of Ronnie Seldin

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the loss of our beloved, Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, who passed away on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at the age of 69.

He died peacefully at home due to natural causes, complications related to his health. The family will be planning a memorial and details will be shared at a later date.

Warmest wishes from his loving wife Brenda, sister Amy and daughters Joy & Malena