Local Bocal January 2024
Dear Double Reeders, Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2024 is full of playing and listening opportunities for us all.
Thanks to those who participated in any or all of our events last year and keep up the good work, everybody.
Our last playing opportunity was Carols on Ninth Avenue on the 17th December. It was a lovely balmy night
and the 18 or so players entertained a lively and appreciative crowd.
It’s on again this year. 4th February at Josie and Tom Hawkes’ beautiful garden, 420 Carrington St, Adelaide.
30-5.30. BYO picnic, drinks, glasses and a chair. Bookings essential (
$15 members, $20 non-members.
An added feature this year will be a sheet music stall.
We know a lot of you have sheet music that is no longer required but could well be something that others would like. You can put a
price on it or donate it. Bring it along and we’ll try to find a new home for it. Thank you for the suggestion Maarten Ryder!
FUTURE PLANNING SPECIAL MEETING.
We are keen to truly reflect the needs and wants of Double Reed players in SA and would like to involve the
membership a lot more. We are having a meeting on 24th February at Josie’s place at 3 pm for all those who
wish to offer ideas, suggestions, help, expertise, vision (you get the picture) so be thinking not of what your
society can do for you, but what you can do for your society! We would like as many as possible to attend and
formulate plans for our future. Please let us know if you will be able to participate. If unable to attend you can
let us know of any suggestions for future activities, or how you can support us in other ways.
ADRS MEMBERSHIP DUE
Make sure to renew your membership by going to the ADRS website and clicking on Membership.
So, put the 4th February and 24th February in your diaries, and look forward to a fun and productive 2024!
Caryl, Josie, Tim, Josh and Charles.