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 Sterling only) as of 21 June 2006:
Additional charge for postage of Double Reed News outside the UK:
|Europe (including Eire)||as above plus £5.00|
|Rest of the world||as above plus £10.00|
NB 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
- Crowthers of Canterbury
- Howarth of London
- John Myatt Woodwind & Brass
- Crook and Staple
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 Events page.
- International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Conventions – this summer to in The University of Oklahoma, USA.