Program for Friday, May 6, 2022
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: April 28, 2022
unique strengths and to have opportunities to implement your visions. You are the backbones of this organization, and I/we simply could not do it without you.

I am over the moon excited about our upcoming in-person Members’ Night on May 6. It will be a most welcomed event held in the sanctuary of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church. By now, those of you who are playing have, I hope, contacted Laura Townsend with your details. We will be live-streaming on Zoom and I will send a link to the meeting on that day. Please join us from the comfort of your home if you are not venturing out. We will start at 7:00 pm PDT. I look forward to a wonderful evening.

We are taking the following precautions to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 for our performers and audience members. First, we require that all performers be both fully vaccinated and take an antigen (e.g., an at-home quick) test on May 6 before Members’ Night. We request that audience members do the same. Everybody not actively performing must wear a mask.

At the time of this writing, we are feeling pretty confident that we can safely hold a summer outdoor gathering in July. Soon-to-be-past-president Virginia Felton (and hubby Jeff) have graciously offered their backyard and deck for the event in the NE Seattle neighborhood. I believe the timing is right and we need it! Please stay tuned for details. Until then be well, keep breathing, keep playing music, and enjoy the incredible beauty that is budding out all around us.

From the Music Director - Vicki Boeckman:
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Members' Night
Live performances at Maple Leaf Lutheran for a live and virtual audience
This website carries information about forthcoming meetings including the opening program and the music for the playing session.

There are no special musical requirements for joining the SRS. The level of skill necessary to play the music varies from meeting to meeting, and participants are free to play as much or as little as they care to.

Membership Dues are $40 for the year (September through August). We keep our dues low to be as inclusive as possible. Dues revenue only pays for half of our operating expenses. The membership form includes an opportunity for you to assist us as we provide a multifaceted program each year. SRS members have a history of generosity, and we appreciate your additional donations! 

You may either complete and submit the Membership form and dues payment online, or download the form and mail it along with a check.  Click on the link below for more information.

Seattle Recorder Society Membership form
If this is your first time participating in a virtual playing session, I would highly recommend taking the time to read this article: and to browse some of the helpful tutorials about Zoom in general that are on line. You do not need to have the Zoom app in order to participate, but the faster your Internet speed, the more pleasurable your experience will be. Dial-up does not prove to be very successful as far as I have heard.

Two to three days before the meeting members receive an email with a link to join the Zoom invitation along with pdfs and or other materials to print out for the playing session. It will be the same link each month. To protect everyone’s privacy we will not post this link publicly on our website, and we ask that you please not share it or forward it on to anyone unless previously OKed by a board member. During the session conductors will be sharing the materials on screen for you to follow along, so you don’t have to print out, but that is up to you. There will also be explicit instructions reminding you how to sign in.

Before the meeting you’ll want to make sure that you can sit in a way that you can comfortably see your computer screen or tablet and play your recorder at the same time! For best results, your device should be as close to your router as possible.
What you need to know about participation in our Zoom meetings:
Please return near beginning of month for exact meeting date and more information.

General guidelines:
  • Any type of performance is welcome! Music, poetry, dance, magic tricks – whatever you like!
  • Performances should be no more than 5 minutes long

Members' Night:
At the time of this writing the board feels that we can safely hold an in-person Members’ Night with live performances shared on Zoom. I am so excited to hear you in the sanctuary of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church! We are thinking through contingencies for other options for members not yet comfortable venturing out, perhaps adding a second Zoom event with live performances from your home. This year, however, we are not able to offer a compilation of pre-recorded videos.

Please let president-elect Laura Townsend
( know by Wednesday April 27 of your or your ensemble’s intent to perform either in person at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church on May 6 or from home at another pre-determined date. Composer names and titles of pieces need not be chosen at this time.
Greetings dear members near and far,

Well, we did it! We made it through yet another season of remote playing sessions without any major glitches whatsoever. I sent silent prayers up to the internet gods every month and it appears they listened! Thank you for sticking with us and supporting us as we continued to adapt and learn. Your patience, encouragement, and good-naturedness are what carried us through. And a huge shout-out to our past, present, emeritus, and at large board members. Thank you, thank you, thank you one and all for your time, dedication, and love for our recorder-playing community. I have so enjoyed getting to know you and your
The Seattle Recorder Society will meet 7:00 p.m. This will be a "Hybrid" meeting -- accessible over Zoom and with limited in-person atteedndance in the santuary of the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd N.E, Seattle, WA

Please contact for informatin about how to connect to the ZOOM meeting.
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Fourth Fall Fipple Flute Forum:
Brandenburg Concertos:
Save September 17-18, 2022 For the Fourth Fall Fipple Flute Forum

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Fall Fipple Flute Forum will take place IN PERSON in a lovely corner wing of Bellevue College just off I-90 in Bellevue. The faculty will feature Pacific Northwest favorites Laura Kuhlman, Gayle Stuwe Neuman and Phil Neuman, and our own beloved Seattle instructors Miyo Aoki and Vicki Boeckman. Enrollment will be limited to 55 and registration will open June 15.

Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM: Seattle Baroque Orchestra Performs the Six Brandenburg Concertos

Vicki Boeckman will be performing on Brandenburg numbers 2 and 4!

On May 21, the concert is at Bastyr University Chapel in Kirkland. (more into.)
On May 22, it will be at Town Hall in Seattle.  (more into.)

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