The British Double Reed Society (BDRS) was founded in 1988 to promote and enhance the interests of all double reed players, whether students, amateurs, professionals, or teachers. Becoming a member of this 1000-strong society opens up a whole spectrum of opportunities to meet, play, discuss, enjoy, and promote double-reed instruments.

Annual membership fees (payable in GBP only) as of 1st January 2020:

Standard membership£30.00
Student membership£20.00

Additional charge for postage of Double Reed News outside the UK:

Europe (including Eire)as above plus £5.00
Rest of the worldas above plus £10.00

N.B. These additional charges are not applicable to members opting to receive the online version of the magazine.

Benefits of Membership

Double Reed News:

All BDRS members receive three issues of ‘Double Reed News’ each year. This glossy 36-page magazine is full of news, events, contacts, supplies, articles, and classified ads. A must for double-reed players!

Concessions & Discounts:

Enjoy 10% discount on music and accessories from:

Allianz Insurance
The Oboe Shop at Crowthers 
Howarth of London
John Myatt Woodwind & Brass
Crook and Staple


BDRS members are entitled to concessionary rates at BDRS-promoted Conventions.

Please select your membership type below and click Pay Now to proceed to payment via a PayPal account to


If you don’t have a PayPal account you can use the guest login, or pay online via bank transfer using details on the application form – click on below link – or print off  (double-sided if possible) and complete an application form and post to the address provided.

2020 BDRS Application form