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The Australasian Double Reed Society Inc. (adrs) is a non-profit organisation which promotes and enhances knowledge of double reed instruments (oboe and bassoon family).

The adrs encourages performance, education and interaction between double reed players of all standards, and maintains close links with similar societies throughout the world.

Membership of the adrs consists of a large cross-range of the Double Reed community, including professional players in major Symphony Orchestras, freelance professional players, woodwind educators, students in the Secondary and Tertiary sectors, enthusiasts and amateur players.

The adrs achieves its aims with a team of enthusiastic committee members who generously give their time and talents voluntarily to further the cause of the adrs objectives. Our Society is privileged to have active representatives located in major cities throughout Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.

Popular events are held in each represented state and include Recitals, Masterclasses, Activities Days, Reedmaking Demonstrations and Workshops, Examination Workshops, Lectures, and Teachers Forums

The adrs is proud to have been the host for two major double reed events – the first ever held in the Australasian region. This is significant not only for the expansion in the interest of double reed practice in the region but also as an indication of the advancement and achievement of the adrs, Australasian music and of double reed performance.

Success has been achieved through the promotion of events, the publication of Reeding Matter, support from music trade and service organisations, and an ever-increasing membership base.

The adrs actively supports music organisations and business in both the Australasian region and internationally by providing exposure to the niche market of double reed players and to the wider musical community.

Opportunities include sponsorship of events, advertising in Reeding Matter and adrs event programmes. Tailor-made opportunities are also available by negotiation with your state representative.

Association Documents

These files can also be found with the AGM files for ADRS

pdfADRS Constitution

AGM Documents

Bohemian Rhapsody Double Reed Big Band.

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    ADRS 2020 Bigband Bohemian Rhapsody

2020 was a challenging year but the ADRS successfully held the first completely virtual conference and competition. One of the highlights was the traditional get-together at the conference for a communal playout with all things double reed. Conference 2020 did not disappoint with a collaborative Big Band featuring an arrangement of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Press play on the video below to hear it in all its reedy glory.

ADRS 2020 Bigband Bohemian Rhapsody


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