‘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 and accessories from:

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


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.

Click here to join us!