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2017 Australian Flute Festival
Updated 6/14/17
North Bridge to appear at the Australian Flute Festival in Brisbane

If you happen to be in Australia, check out North Bridge at the Australian Flute Festival from July 1-3 in Brisbane at Griffith University. The festival is chock full of masterclasses, recitals, workshops, and competitions. Learn more at http://australianflutefestival.com/main.html

Adams 12th Annual International Flute Festival
Updated 3/30/17
North Bridge is happy to help support the 12th Annual Adams International Flute Festival

The festival takes place from April 21 to April 23 in Ittervoort, Netherlands. There are over 28 international flutists and artists offering master classes, workshops, and concerts. The event also hosts the finals of the Dutch International Flute Competition.

Click here for more information on this wonderful event.



Texas Tech University Flute Studio
 
Updated 3/1/17
North Bridge Sponsors Texas Tech University Flute Studio

North Bridge Winds is sponsoring the Texas Tech University Flute Studio, as they send 18 undergraduate and graduate students to study with Mr. Paul Edmund-Davies in London, England.

The entire studio has been recently working from Paul's book, Day Warm UP Book for all flautists...eventually!

The Texas Tech University School of Music Flute Studio, lead by Lisa Garner Santa, is comprised of 16-20 undergraduate and graduate Music Education and Music Performance Majors from across Texas, the United States, and abroad. Flute students have been winners in various competitions including those of the National Flute Association, Texas Flute Society, Houston Flute Club, MTNA and many others. Graduates of the program hold positions in public and private schools, orchestras, and universities.

Lisa Garner Santa currently serves as Artist-Performer and Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University where she enjoys a diverse career as teacher, recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Lisa Garner Santa's versatile programming ranges from the elegant Baroque music of Bach to the jazz-inspired writings of England's Mike Mower. As a pedagogue, Lisa Garner Santa presents masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad. International exchanges include masterclasses at the Royal College of Music in London, England and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and at Peking University in Beijing, China. Presentations and performances at various regional and national conventions include invitations from the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors, and the College Music Society.

Check our FB page for photos of the tour during the week of March 12.

Click here to view our full Texas Tech photo Gallery.


New Year's
Resoflûtions

 

Join North Bridge Winds and Paul Edmund-Davies online for New Year's Resoflûtions. Daily exercises during the month of January to get your flute lips, lungs, tongue and torso back into shape after the excesses of the holidays.

LIKE the North Bridge Winds Facebook page to be alerted about this FREE video series in 2017!

 
       

Covington/Conyers Community Orchestra
Updated 11/21/16
The Covington/Conyers Community Orchestra tries out North Bridge flutes

Photo taken Sunday, November 12th at Peachtree Academy, Covington, Georgia). The orchestra played Liberty Bell March, Prelude in C minor, American River Song, and Abide with Me). Dr. Woods’ is the conductor of Covington/Conyers Community Orchestra and also a very accomplished flutist, Graduate of University of Georgia, retired educator, clinician, solo & ensemble adjudicator, all state performance judge, private instructor, and most importantly – scratch bowler!



Mission Possible 3 Tour
The Bear Went Under The Mountain
 
Mission Possible 3 Tour
         
Updated 11/1/16
The Mission:Possible 3 Tour has finally kicked off!

After a traditional Halloween in Harvard, Mass complete with pumpkin carving, "Trick or Treating" on the Harvard common, a Haunted House at the UCC church, and snacks at the Harvard General Store, we departed for Wilkes Barre, PA - - - where over 60 flutists showed up to join us in kicking off the MP3 tour. The Mountain View School even brought a tour bus full of students. Fun was had by all. See you tomorrow in Horseheads, NY. Thanks to Doug, Bill, Peter and the entire gang in Wilkes Barre for all of their support.
Updated 10/24/16
David French Music hosts a Children's Concert featuring Daniel Dorff's "The Bear Went Under The Mountain."!

Be sure to bring your young children to David French Music on November 12 at 10:30AM for a wonderful Children's Concert, featuring Bonnie Cochran on flute. The concert will feature flute, percussion, cello, trombone and piano - - - performing Daniel Dorff's "The Bear Went Under The Mountain."
 
Updated 10/23/16
On November 1, North Bridge Winds will be embarking on the Mission Possible 3 Tour with Paul Edmund-Davies.!

The tour will cut through many cities surrounding Pennsylvania, including Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, State College, Camp Hill, Horseheads NY, Wilmington DE, and Murray UT. Bring your flute and be ready to laugh. You're sure to have a blast! Learn more on YouTube.

Be on the lookout for FB updates on the North Bridge Facebook page during the tour.



Updated 8/26/16
North Bridge is a proud sponsor of the week long Flute Kitchen in Harrogate, England in conjunction with Windstruments, the NB retailer in Engalnd.

The Flute Kitchen is a stimulating flute course for those from around Grade 4 standard up to post-diploma level, led by world-renowned flautist, Paul Edmund-Davies. Each day comprises a mixture of warm-up sessions, group classes on technique and repertoire, flute choir, chamber music coaching, and performance opportunities. There is also the opportunity to take private lessons with any number of the flute tutors.

The atmosphere of the course is a relaxed and non-competitive one (see Reviews), and all of the tutors aim to help each participant develop individually, enhancing their confidence and ability.

North Bridge sponsors the Flute Kitchen in Harrogate, England
North Bridge sponsors the Flute Kitchen in Harrogate, England
North Bridge sponsors the Flute Kitchen in Harrogate, England
North Bridge sponsors the Flute Kitchen in Harrogate, England
North Bridge sponsors the Flute Kitchen in Harrogate, England
 
North Bridge sponsors the Flute Kitchen in Harrogate, England



Mission Possible 3 Tour
Special Thanks
Paul's 2015 Retrospective Tour Video
         
Updated 7/18/16
North Bridge annouces the Mission:Possible 3 Tour!

Today North Bridge proudly announced that the Mission:Possible 3 Tour is a go! As of now there are six great new destinations that they'll be coming to in November of 2016. These include but are not limited to: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Horseheads, NY, Williamsport, PA, State College, PA. Philadelphia, PA, Salt Lake City, UT. Keep checking back for more details on this upcoming event.
Updated 6/7/16
A Special 'Thank You' From Paul Edmund-Davies and North Bridge!

Thank you to all who supported our second Mission:Possible 2 Tour, which made stops in Tenafly, Wheaton, Eau Claire, Brooklyn Center, Fargo and Sioux Falls. We will see you soon at NFA, and please keep looking back to see where we will go on Mission:Possible 3 in November :)
Updated 5/23/16
Bridging Performances in Eau Claire, WI

We made it to Eau Claire, WI! Be sure to click here to see Paul performing on his first bridge.


Paul's 2015 Retrospective Tour Video
Welcome to Indianapolis!
Paul's 2015 Retrospective Tour Video
         
Updated 5/22/16
Paul Edmund-Davies has arrived in the US for the Mission:Possible II Tour

Mission:Possible 2 has passed through Concord, Massachusetts where Paul treaded carefully on the Old North Bridge, Tenafly, New Jersey and Wheaton, Maryland. Fun was had by all. Headjoint maker Chris McKenna even showed up to enjoy the show in NJ. We'll see you in Eau Claire!
Updated 5/21/16
Paul Edmund-Davies has arrived in the US for the Mission:Possible II Tour

After a brief stop at the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA, he is heading to NYC and DC to start the eastern portion of the tour. Stay tuned for more details!
Updated 4/8/16
Paul's 2015 Mission:Possible Tour Retrospective Video is now online!

We're ramping up for the second leg of the Paul Edmund-Davies Mission:Possible Tour coming in just a few months, but take a few minutes with us and a look at the all new 2015 Tour retrospective video that takes us back along our cross-country journey. As you do you'll be entranced by Paul's soothing flute filled soundtrack. View the video here.



Mission Possible Tour Updated 3/5/16
Interactive Mission:Possible 2 Tour Coming in Spring 2016!

We are at it again! We had such a great response from our Mission:Possible Tour last fall, that we are taking the entire Tour on the road for Leg 2 in the Spring of 2016. Be sure to check back for new dates, which might be added at any time. There's talk of a Leg 3 in the fall of 2016.



Mission Possible Tour Updated 1/8/16
Interactive Mission:Possible Event: The 2016 Adams Flute Festival. On April 24-26 in Ittervoort, Netherlands

Flute player on Harry Potter, Star Wars, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Thor: The Dark World, Crimson Peak, Interstellar, and many more...Oh...And former principal of the London Symphony for 20 years. Interactive Mission Possible Event: On April 15-17, The 2016 Adams Flute Festival , Ittervoort, Netherlands. Bring your flute!


Mission Possible Tour Updated 12/5/16
Thank you to everyone who attended the Mission Possible Tour

Thank you to everyone who attended the Mission Possible Tour featuring Paul Edmund-Davies, especially in Sioux Falls where we had a foot of snow. We had a lot of fun and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you to all of our retail partners for your support. We could not have done this without you. We can't stress enough how important that it is to purchase your musical instruments locally. In this way, you keep your resources in your local community and allow your local music stores to continue to invest in you via FREE educational clinics. Plus, you get to try the flute that you are going to bring home!



Paul Edmund-Davies Updated 11/18/15
Greetings from Clinton, Iowa. Mission:Possible Tour Passes the halfway mark!

Greetings from Clinton, Iowa! We are now just over half way through the Mission Possible Tour and what a tour it has been so far! First stop was Boston Massachusetts, where not only did we manage to rustle up a great crowd in excess of 100 people at David French Music, but in addition, the weather and autumn colours were absolutely stunning...Read More (MS Word)



Welcome to Indianapolis!
Lucas Oil Colts Stadium
Updated 11/10/15
Our Mission:Possible Tour hits Indianapolis!

In preparation for the event in Indianapolis, Paul and David stopped by Lucas Oil Stadium in an attempt to get Andrew Luck to boost his fantasy statistics for their team. See you at Marian University tonight! Tour Gallery here.



Paul Edmund-Davies at David French Music in Westboro, MA Paul Edmund-Davies at David French Music in Westboro, MA Paul Edmund-Davies at David French Music in Westboro, MA
     
Updated 11/6/15
The Mission Possible Tour has officially started!

Over 100 people attended our blast off event at David French Music in Westboro, Massachusetts. Laughs were had by all. Flutists got to play along to Hedwig's Theme and Titanic, and Paul even played a solo. Paul is officially on his way to Dallas for the next show with Carolyn Nussbaum. See you there! View the Tour Gallery here.



Paul Edmund-Davies at Bromfield High School
Paul Edmund-Davies at Bromfield High School
Updated 11/5/15
Paul Edmund-Davies is officially in the USA!

After an impromptu music class at Bromfield High School in Harvard, Massachusetts, he is off to see the Old North Bridge....and then to David French Music to kick off the Mission Possible Tour! View the full Tour Gallery here.



Paul Edmund-Davies Updated 10/23/15
North Bridge sponsors local flutist Bonnie Cochran and Chamber Music Metrowest

North Bridge sponsors local flutist Bonnie Cochran and Chamber Music Metrowest, as they perform the Story of Babar at David French Music on November 7 at 10:30AM. This event is free of charge and is geared towards young children, complete with narrator and video. Come to meet the musicians, touch the instruments, or even meet the North Bridge staff. This will be 2 days after the Paul Edmund-Davies tour hits the very same recital hall. We'd love to see you there!



Paul Edmund-Davies Updated 9/11/15
Paul Edmund-Davies Evaluates the new North Bridge flutes.

Paul Edmund-Davies (former principal, London Symphony) has been evaluating the new North Bridge flutes. Click here to watch what Paul has to say about North Bridge!



Mission Possible Tour Updated 9/1/15
North Bridge and Simply Flute have announced that they will embark on a 14 city MISSION POSSIBLE music education tour with flutist Paul Edmund-Davies

Paul, the former principal of the London Symphony, has played on many movie sound tracks from Harry Potter to Star Wars to Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation. At each event, Paul will demonstrate various flute topics (from breathing to articulation), and then all of the flutists have the opportunity to play along with Mr. Edmund-Davies to various movie soundtracks. This FREE event is sure to be fun for flutists of all levels (non flutists too). BRING YOUR FLUTE!!!

RSVP here



Music Trades Magazine Updated 8/13 - 8/16
Be sure to check out the North Bridge flutes and meet Chris McKenna at the NFA show in Washington DC

Chris will be the featured presenter at "The Electric Flute Showcase" in the NFA Hoover Meeting room on Saturday at 12:45PM. Stop by and learn how to access the limitless world of sounds and effects that guitarists use for improvisation and composition.



Updated 1/15/15
Check out the BRAND NEW North Bridge Flutes at one of our upcoming 2015 events:
   
1/30-2/1
Florida Flute Association 39th Annual Convention
Orlando, FL
See our display at the Flute World Booth

1/29-1/31
Colorado Music Educator's Assoction
Broadmore Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
See our display at Sherry Lee Dealer of Fine Flutes

2/11-2/14
Texas Music Educator's Conference
San Antonio, TX
See our display at Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co.

2/21-2/22
Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair
Reston, VA
See our display at the Flute World Booth
3/7/15
Indy Flute Fest
Butler University, Indianapolis
See our display at Musician's Repair and Service

4/18
Central Ohio Flute Association Flute Festival
Ohio State University
See our display at the Flute World Booth

4/19
San Diego Flute Guild
San Diego State University

4/25
Upper Midwest Flute Association Flute Fest!
Hamline University

5/14-5/16
Texas Flute Society 38th Annual Texas Flute Festival!
Texas Woman’s University – Denton, TX
See Our Display in the Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company booth



Music Trades Magazine Updated 12/7/14
North Bridge is featured in the December2014 issue of the Music Trades Magazine. Check it out!



Chronicle WMUR9 Updated 11/3/14
Flute Essentials is now available in print. Flute Essentials is an informational 6-page brochure that is designed to help young students, band directors, and parents to navigate the process of purchasing a step-up flute. The brochure is chock full of flute "close-up" photos, and covers topics such as choosing flute materials, flute headjoints, pointed arms vs. Y-arms, pivot screws and adjustment screws, cork and crown assemblies, open vs. closed holes, the Split E and C# trill, wall thickness, gizmos, tone holes, and much more.



Chronicle WMUR9 Updated 10/1/14
North Bridge Winds has uploaded the Chronicle human interest story on their very own headjoint maker, Chris McKenna, to our web site.

Chronicle is a newsmagazine television series produced by two New England television stations, WCVB in Boston, Massachusetts and WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire. The program has been highly regarded since it debuted in 1982. Many of the stories on Chronicle feature topics that are of interest to New Englanders, from vacation getaways and landmarks, to inspirational stories about inventors and pioneers, such as flute artisan Chris McKenna

This 6+ minute Chronicle video highlights everything from flutes that McKenna made of rhubarb and Japanese knotwood, to flutes that he designed with electric pickups and whammy bars. The feature provides a great look into the mind of this gifted headjoint maker, as the Chronicle host states, "after viewing, you may never look at flutes the same way again." Chronicle's Sean McDonald comments, "Chris McKenna is a flutist, an inventor, a craftsmen, and an open-minded pioneer."

"I am honored to be working with Chris," commented David Kilkenny of North Bridge Winds. "He is a truly wonderful person with a passion for music, instrument making, and life. The Chronicle segment does a great job capturing Chris' unique personality and many talents."



Norht Bridge Brochure Updated 9/1/14
If you would like a print version of the North Bridge brochure, please contact us at 888-258-2070.



Chris McKenna Video Updated 8/4/14
Check out our new videos featuring headjoint maker Chris McKenna



Updated 7/25/14
Be the first to check out the brand new North Bridge flutes (featuring a USA made headjoint by Chris McKenna) at the 42nd Annual NFA Convention in Chicago IL from August 7 - 10.
 


 
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