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
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:
and one month’s free insurance on ‘Harmonic’ policies from Newmoon Insurance Services Ltd.
BDRS members are entitled to concessionary rates at BDRS-promoted Conventions.
- 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) Conferences – last held in Thailand in 2023; the next conference takes place in Arizona in July 2024.
Please see the menu above to join or renew membership.