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The Greater Portland Flute Society is pleased to donate $200 to the South Albany High School Music Department. As you may know, an arson fire on April 1 raged through part of the school and destroyed the band and choir rooms, among others. The school lost instruments, band uniforms, music stands, sheet music, choir robes and more. GPFS set out two donation jars at this year’s Flute Fair and several patrons contributed. At the end of the event the GPFS board decided to augment that generosity and added money from its general fund to bring the total to $200. All donations are being handled by the Albany Public Schools Foundation. For more information or to contribute go to their website or contact Aimee Addison at her e-mail. 

Congatulations to our 2015 Young Artist Competition winners from Flute Fair!

Camryn Porter, the Junior contestant that was awarded Honorable Mention.

Ashley Teng, the Junior 1st place winner.

Marah Christenson, the Senior 1st place winner.

And a BIG Thank You to Rachel Rencher, Zach Galatis and Gail Gillespie for volunteering your time to judge the competitions! 

Please come like our Greater Portland Flute Society page. We currently have 110 likes and we are growing! 


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Upcoming Non-GPFS Events of Interest

What: Pastorale: Flute, French Horn, and Electronic Sounds Featuring composers of the Pacific Northwest
When: 7:30PM, Thursday, July 9, 2015
Where: Headwaters Theater, 55 NE Farragut St. #9, Portland
Cost: $15 and available at Brown Paper Tickets
More Info: On the flyer

What: Flute Alliance Flute Boot Camps. 5-day Boot Camp in two locations (northeast Portland and southwest Tigard). Camps are for students in the 7th-12th grades who want to be challenged, have a lot of fun with their flutes, and make new friends.
* Camp Coda – Tigard (Soloists) Seminar: July 7-10
* West Side Boot Camp – Tigard (Ensembles): July 13-17
Coaches: Sydney Carlson, Portland State University; Denise Westby, Linfield College; Carla Wilson, University of Portland
More Info: or 503-624-0553 or e-mail 

What: Flute Spa and Flute Choir Retreat with Patricia George and Phyllis Avidan Louke
When: July 24-26, 2015
Where: Phoenix Inn, 14905 SW Bangy Rd., Lake Oswego
More Info: 

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