Akron Piccolo Christmas

-The Flutiest Holiday Celebration Around-

Piccolo Christmas

Piccolo Christmas was started in Davenport, Iowa in 2011 by renown flutist and educator Lynn Stukart.  The Akron chapter started in 2019 under the direction of local band director Lee Gibson.  After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event is back stronger than ever.

What to expect

When you think of the flute you probably think of high pitched sounds.  This idea might not seem too exciting for most people to sit through an entire concert of such sounds.  The idea of piccolo, an even higher instrument might sound less appealing.  Piccolo Christmas isn't just for piccolos though, it's for all members of the flute family.  Did you know that there are flutes that cover the entire range of the orchestra?  You will hear piccolos, concert flutes, alto flutes, bass flutes and hopefully even contrabass flutes.  The sweet and pleasing sound of the mass flute choir is a beautiful and rich sound that you will most certainly enjoy.


Flute players of all levels are invited to play.  There will be young budding flutist all the way up to seasoned professionals all playing together.  Anyone who would like to share their love of playing is invited to participate in the event.  Participants of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to share their love of flute music.  

Rehearsal start at 10AM on December 9th in the Akron-Summit County Public Library Auditorium.  There will be a break for lunch on your own in Downtown Akron from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.  With a concert to follow at 3:00PM

Participation is free.  Performers should bring their own instruments and stands.  Music will be provided digitally through email before the event and hard copies will be provided the morning of the event.  Participants are encouraged to decorate themselves, their instruments and their stands in their most festive Christmas attire.


Spectators will hear the pure, etherial and harmonious sound of the mass flute choir.  From the smallest of piccolos to the most massive of contrabass flutes, the full range of sound will be represented by the entirety of the flute family.

The concert is free and open to the public.  All you need to bring is your festive cheer, your love of Christmas, and more importantly, Christmas music!

Please dress in your most fun Holiday attire, as fancy or as festive as you want.  Also, please bring your biggest singing voices for our sing-a-longs.  As the great Buddy the Elf says, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”