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Showing posts from November, 2011

Christmas Party!

Hi everyone, You are warmly invited to come along to the New Zealand Double Reed Society's Christmas Get Together on Saturday 3 December at 5pm. Come and play in the double reed band with christmas music and lots more and/or join us at 6pm for a shared dinner. Please bring a plate of food to share for dinner (cold).  NZDRS will provide drinks. Please contact for venue Free for members; non members $5  Please invite your double reed playing friends to join us and forward this email to anyone you think might be interested. RSVP by Thursday 1 December. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Final 2011 Chamber Music Meeting

This will be our final meeting for the year. For those who haven't been before, we meet for an afternoon of chamber music with other double reed playing adults. A pleasant venue, music provided (in advance), professional tuition and afternoon tea are included in the cost of $30 for NZDRS members, $35 non members.  2.00 - 4.30pm  Sat 3 Dec Sign up by Thurs 24 November. Your music will be scanned out to you by next weekend. We have played a huge range of music this year ranging from Haydn to Edwin Carr, and Armenian folk songs to Zelenka and always have lots of fun plus there is lots of input into your playing at all levels. This session will be followed at 5pm by an hour of double reed band and then a shared meal to finish off a great year for NZDRS. More details of this to follow soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

AGM results

We've elected new officers: President: Gordon Skinner Vice President: Robert Orr Secretary: Alison Jepson Treasurer: Casey Gsell Webmaster: Jacqui Hopkins We've also started up a planning committee with APO members, college and uni students, and adult members who all generously are donating their time. Casey and Alison are still running the day-to-day affairs of our branch, so still contact them with your questions.

Annual General Meeting

We're having our AGM meeting on November 12 in Auckland.  All members can nominate officers for the 2012 season: President Vice President Planning Committee Social Secretary Website Manager Accountant Treasurer Secretary Come with your ideas for the New Zealand Double Reed Society, or send us an email.

International Akaroa Summer Festival

Christchurch NZDRS leader, Selena Orwin, is teaching at the International Akaroa Summer Festival again this year. From Selena:  "Calling all Bassoonists! Please join me in Akaroa at the International Festival this summer for some wonderful bassooning and seriously good fun! We have a lesson every day and and the opportunity to participate in some chamber music and lunchtime recitals in a wonderfully supportive environment. In addition, there are great concerts every night presented by the faculty and excellent opportunities for social activity in an idyllic location. How could you not improve in such surroundings?! For serious students and enthusiastic amateurs alike-everyone is very welcome. I hope to see you there in January. Please check out the website and register now! (Please note the dates are not fixed yet for me within the festival but it looks as though I will be there from the 13th not the 18th as the material states at the moment) Come and experience