Madeleine sharing the french horn
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Chamber Fun 101

at Paris Gibson Square Museum's Arts on Fire Festival and Live Auction Benefit

Sponsored by Marshall Orthodontics PC
Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Performances by the Chinook Winds and Cascade Quartet and Instrument Petting Zoo at 12:00 p.m. 
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, 1400 1st Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401

On Saturday, September 14 at noon, the Great Falls Symphony Association presents Chamber Fun 101 at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art as part of the Arts On Fire Festival and Live Auction Benefit event. This activity is free and geared toward all ages.

Arts on Fire Festival and Live Auction Benefit

September 14, 10am-9pm 

This is the Paris Gibson Square Museum's main fundraiser of the year! Proceeds support educational opportunities for thousands of students, from 6 months to 96 years of age. The Great Falls Symphony is thrilled to be a part of the day's events by bringing Chamber Fun 101 to "the Square's" Family Day part of the Arts On Fire Festival and Live Auction Benefit!


Free Kids activities and Craft Fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

  • 12 p.m. - Chamber Fun 101 with the Chinook Winds & Cascade Quartet, Instrument Petting Zoo

  • Face painting

  • Sharpie tie dye

  • Felting

  • Print-making

  • Pottery demonstrations

  • Performances by the Story Tellers (4pm)

  • Mural painting

  • Rootbeer Float Fundraiser with ceramic tumblers made by the Squares local ceramic artists

  • And Much Much More…..

Ford Test Drive 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Live Auction Benefit (Ticketed Event) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.​

Also in this section:
Engaging Performances by the Cascade Quartet and Chinook Winds

The interactive concert features the Symphony’s resident chamber ensembles, the Cascade Quartet (two violins, viola, and cello ) and Chinook Winds (flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and horn) as well as an instrument petting zoo. After each ensemble performs a brief interactive program, kids of all ages can indulge their curiosity, and try out the instruments they have just seen in action. 

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

The instrument petting zoo, made possible by Eckroth Music, will include a wide array of strings, winds, and brass instruments. Anyone interested in trying out a musical instrument is encouraged to attend Chamber Fun 101. Musicians from the Great Falls Symphony, Cascade Quartet and Chinook Winds, and the Great Falls Youth Orchestra will help facilitate the instrument petting zoo.

Thank you to our supporters and partners!

Chamber Fun 101

Event Sponsor

Marshall Orthodontics PC

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Community Partner
& Venue Host

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art 

Instrument Petting
Zoo Sponsor

Eckroth Music

The intrepid Petting Zoo Volunteer Team

Great Falls Youth Orchestra

Event Information

Saturday, September 14

Chamber Fun 101 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art

1400 1st Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401