Cascadia Flute Circle's trip to Joseph and a visit with Flutemaker Roger McGee
June 20 through June 22, 2008
Joseph, OR

Roger McGee says that when he first moved to Joseph Oregon in 1980, he was sitting on an apple crate with an old saddle maker named Cliff Ketchem. Cliff made saddles for all the country stars, such as Walter Brennen, who also lived  in Joseph. Cliff told Roger, and Roger told us, the story of how Chief Joseph had to leave his land because of the US Government. Chief Joseph vowed that his spirit would always be here watching over his land. Roger then pointed up at the mountain and showed us Chief Joseph's face on the mountain looking over his land. You can see the big hair on top that Chief Joseph wore, his two eyes, nose and mouth. On the right side you see two feathers hanging down, and in his left eye you see a tear falling down. It gave us chills as Roger told us the story that Cliff had told him. You can only see this at certain times of the year when the snow starts to melt or on a new snow. At other times of the year, Chief Joseph's face is not visible.




Chief Joseph's Grave


Ruby Peak



Roger McGee wins "Director's Choice Award" at the Wallowa Valley Arts Festival for his African Woman with a baby on her back.  The unique thing about this sculpture is that you can pick it up and play it; it is a playable sculpture flute!




Cascadia Flute Circle Annual Picnic
at the home of Bob & Jean Hart
Oakhaven, WA
September 13, 2008



Something Old and Something New--New Construction at Oakhaven
Bob & Jean's Dream House Underway!



First Annual
Yosemite Flute & Art Festival
Oakhurst, CA, Community Park       
September 26-28, 2008
(Please see our "Annual Flute Events" Calendar, at the top of our Calendar page
for more info on this and other Annual Flute Events)
Featuring, Mary Youngblood, Vince Chafin, William Hoshal, Scott August, Mark Holland, & Jeff Ball & Band


Mark Holland & Cory Edwards


Jeff Ball & Band



Jeff Ball, Mark Holland, & Scott August


Mary Youngblood



12th Annual Pacific Northwest Gathering
Camp Burton, 
Vashon Island, WA
 October 2 - 5, 2008




Workshop:  Ornamentation Techniques for American Indian & World Flutes



Gary Stroutsos "East Meets West" Concert
with Special Guest, Nammy-nominated William Hoshal



Meet and Greet



Round Midnight
A very good and long day!



Rod Kendall
Raku Firing - Rainsticks and Other
Instruments, "From Mud to Music" Workshop
The Hoffman Center
November 16-17, 2008
Manzanita, OR





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