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PLAY THE FLUTE? THEN YOU’LL LOVE FLUTEQUEST
August 12, 2009
(OLYMPIA, WA) -- The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend Flute Quest 2009 at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines.
Saltwater State Park is an 88-acre marine camping park with 1,445 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. The park is located halfway between the cities of Tacoma and Seattle and far from Highline Community College
Flute Quest is a music festival celebrating the Native American flute as well as instruments from around the world such as drums and the didgeridoo. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 14th and 15th and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16th.
Flute Quest brings together internationally acclaimed flutists, accomplished local musicians, those who want to learn to play and persons who simply enjoy listening to the Native American flute.
Makers will offer instruments for sale suitable for all levels of performance from beginner to pro, or fair goers can bid on instruments in the silent auction. Experienced musicians will lead workshops at all levels. Budding performers can take advantage of the open microphone on the day stage. Many of the activities will be free.
The Native American Flute originally came from the northern plains and southwest canyons of what was to become the United States. They were used as courting instruments. Most people can learn the basics with 20 minutes of instruction. No prior musical training is required.
Flute Quest is the largest Native American flute festival in the Northwest and is sponsored by Washington Flute Circle. For more information, visit www.flutequest.com.