February 23, 2013 11:00 am–noon
Frank Montano plays and makes a unique type of flute. It is usually called a Woodland flute after the people who play it, Woodland Indians. Woodland Indians includes Frank's tribe, the Ojibwe, as well as the Menominee, Potawatomi, Odawa and other tribes. Woodland flute players blow air from the end, not from the side like the flutes that are played in symphony orchestras. End-blown Woodland flutes are called "fipple" flutes because the fipple is what produces the sound. Come learn more about this traditional instrument, and listen to Montano as he shares his knowledge of the Woodland flute.
The museum will present this program in conjunction with the Dane County Regional Airport exhibition, "Wisconsin Folks: Masters of Tradition," organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Tandem Press and the Wisconsin Arts Board. The exhibit, which runs through March 2013, highlights the Arts Board's Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.