promote the playing of the recorder among amateurs and professionals,
and also encourage the playing of all early instruments such as viols,
capped and open reeds, historical flute, lute and harpsichord.
These are the things that recorder players
do in Colorado:
• We use this website to find out what recorder activities
are happening in Colorado and how to join in. The calendar
is especially useful!
• Friends form groups, which play for their own enjoyment
or for the public.
• ARS chapters hold monthly playing meetings, September
through May, where people make new friends and start or join
a playing group.
• ARS chapters welcome visitors and invite them to play
along (even if they don’t hit all the right notes).
• We organize special “newbies” playing sessions
where new players can get started.
• We encourage players of all ages.
• Small and large groups perform for the public during
national “Play the Recorder Month” in March of each
• We publish a monthly newsletter that you can view or
download at www.denverrecordersociety.org.
• We organize weekend workshops with special teachers
from other parts of the country as we try to increase our skills.
• Some of us play recorders of all sizes and others only
play one size, soprano, alto, tenor or bass.
• We use the Regis University library for music. Regis
has a large and growing library of recorder music, available
directly or through your local library. Here
is information about how to access the library.
• Sometimes we just have a party with music!