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Flute Associations


National Flute Association: Founded in 1972, the NFA is the largest flute organization in the world. Each year the NFA holds a flute convention where flute players can learn more about playing the flute, buy new instruments or accessories and play in concerts. To learn more about the NFA, visit their website.


Colorado Flute Association: Established in 1991, the CFA is an organization that provides education and performance opportunities to Colorado flute players of all ages and abilities. Recitals and flute fairs are held annually around the state. To learn more about the CFA, visit their website.




Notable Flute Makers


Hogenhuis Flutes: After graduating as an engineer, Jelle Hogenhuis turned to music. He is well known in the flute choir world for making "big flutes." In 2010, low flute specialist Peter Sheridan commissioned Hogenhuis to build the first fully chromatic hyperbase flute. (You can watch a video of Peter Sheridan assembling and demonstrating this giant flute for James Galway on YouTube.) In fact, PPFC's very first contrabass flute was purchased from this Dutch flutemaker! To see photos of these incredible flutes and to hear samples of them, be sure to check out Hogenhuise Flutes online or visit Jelle's Facebook page.




Local Classical Radio Stations


KCME: This independent, publicly funded radio station broadcasts classical music 24-hours a day from downtown Colorado Springs! Since being founded in 1977 in Manitou Springs, KCME has expanded its service to many southern Colorado communities including Cripple Creek/Victor, Woodland Park, Salida/Buena Vista, Canon City/Florence/Penrose and Summit County! You can now listen to KCME world-wide via satellite radio transmission or online through their website. To find where KCME is located on your radio dial, check out their "About Us" page.




Professional Music Groups of Southern Colorado


Colorado Springs Philharmonic: For more information about upcoming concerts, check out their website.


Pueblo Symphony: For more information about upcoming concerts, check out their website.




Other Local Community Music Groups


The Little London Winds: Formed in 1992 with a handful of musicians, the LLW has grown to 40 plus all volunteer members. Now the premier concert band of Colorado Springs, the LLW performs a variety of music literature in free concerts throughout the year, including formal and holiday concerts, concerts with local school bands as part of their Music Education Series as well as their wildly popular Summer Concert Series. The three flute players in The Little London Winds are also members of PPFC! To support our flute players and to hear some great music, be sure to check out the LLW website!


Cinnamon Tea: This small ensemble of 3 to 5 musicians has over 200 years of musical experience! In addition to the standard C flute, our instrumentation includes piccolo, alto flute, cello, and autoharp. Our musical repertoire ranges from classical and patriotic to folk, ragtime, Christmas, and whimsical numbers. We perform regularly at many venues in the Pikes Peak region, including the McAllister House summer ice cream social, the Monument Art Hop, the Woodland Park Christmas home tour, and many galleries, retirement homes, and special events.


Pikes Peak Brass Band: Formerly the known as the Fountain Creek Brass Band, was founded in 1998. Though there are no flutes in this group we love supporting fellow area musicians and love this group's big brassy sound! To find out more about their upcoming concerts, check out their website.



New Horizons Band: Comprised of several different concert bands, New Horizons welcomes musicians of all playing levels (including beginners). All of the bands, except for 1, have an age requirement of 40+, ensuring that a love for music and music education doesn't have to end when you get older! For their concert schedule, check out their website.


Pikes Peak Philharmonic: If it's orchestral music you are in the mood for, be sure to hit up a Pikes Peak Philharmonic concert! This community orchestra is comprised of all volunteer members and holds several concerts throughout the year. For a list of upcoming concerts, check out their website.




Local Music Stores


Meeker Music: Meeker is Colorado Springs' oldest music store. With a new downtown location on North Tejon as well as a location in northern Colorado Springs and one in Fountain, Meeker is sure to meet your music needs. Our Member At Large and Composer, Akio Lis, is their phenomenal band instrument repair tech! For more information including store hours, check out Meeker's website.


Graner Music: With a location on Barnes, Graner not only is a music store but also has a concert hall (where PPFC holds its rehearsals) and several rooms rented out by private lesson teachers. For store hours and a list of private lesson teachers, be sure to check out Graner's website.




Other Music Related Businesses


Buddha Boys Audio, Inc.: As Colorado's premier medium-sized live sound company, Buddha Boys Audio is committed to providing the highest quality sound reinforcement and backline for your event. For many concerts, PPFC has utilized their music stands. Be sure to check out Buddha Boys Audio online and their Facebook page.