Membership

‘Double Double’ – Jonathan Kallow

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 the society opens up a whole spectrum of opportunities to meet, play, discuss, enjoy, and promote double-reed instruments.

Benefits of Membership

Double Reed News

‘Bassoon family’ – Tanya Charlesworth

All BDRS members receive three issues of ‘Double Reed News’ (DRN) 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, insurance, and accessories from:

Allianz Musical Insurance
The Oboe Shop at Crowthers
Howarth of London
Crook and Staple

and one month’s free insurance on ‘Harmonic’ policies from Newmoon Insurance Services Ltd.

Events

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

Photo by Leo Duarte
  • UK Events – recitals, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, reed-making, and a wide selection of trade stands – are run by a variety of organisations throughout the United Kingdom: see the events page.
  • International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Conventions – last held in Tampa (USA) in 2019; the next conference will be in Boulder, CO (USA) in 2021.

Please see the menu above to join or renew membership.