Category:        Woodwind

Ensemble/s:    Rookie Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band

Sound Production: Played by blowing across the mouthpiece

Interesting facts:

  • Flutes dated back to 35,000 years ago have been found in Germany, making the flute one of the oldest instruments in the world!
  • Throughout history, flutes have been made from a number of different materials including wood, bone, ivory, glass, silver, gold, and platinum. 
  • A person that plays the flute may be referred to as a flautist, a flutist, a flute player, and less commonly as a fluter or flutenist.
  • Some famous flautists you may not have known about include; Halle Berry, Alanis Morissette, Gwen Stefani, Tina Fey, and Leonardo Da Vinci.