The BDRS acts as a national forum for debate and the exchange of ideas, information and advice on all aspects of double reed instruments. It also fulfils an important role in encouraging greater interest in the instruments, and securing their place in the wider cultural and educational environment.

We regularly organise fantastic events for double-reed players – one-day courses, short conferences, immersive week-long residential sessions and so on – as well as being a hub of information for all oboists and bassoonists (whether amateur or professional, young or old – or somewhere inbetween!).

We’re keen to promote and support all double-reed players, so do get in touch and see how we can help you! Why not join us and gain access to a fabulous range of discounts on double-reed accessories, insurance, and more – plus concessionary rates to all our events (and those supported by us), as well as our magazine Double Reed News, and more!

Check out our latest film, produced for the IDRS Symposium in July 2021: