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It’s time to get your application forms in for this year’s fabulous NZDRS Day on Saturday 28 September. There is something for everyone – competitions, master classes, double reed band, a members’ recital and more. Come along for all or part of the day, have fun, make new friends and learn lots of useful tips to improve your playing.   This year we have two light hearted competitions: THE LONG “A”  COMPETITION       Our double reed day starts with the chance to test your powers of endurance. How many seconds can you hold an “A” for? Separate divisions for oboe and bassoon/under 16 years and 16 years and over. Prizes for the winners in each division.  DUETS/TRIOS/QUARTETS COMPETITION : Open to school students of any level or age First prize  $100* Second prize  $60   Third prize  $45           *Only a group with an NZDRS member is eligible for 1st prize Also prizes for categories such as: Best Dressed, Most Enthusiastic Performance and more! Any duet, trio, or quartet with

Double Reed Day - Double Reed Band Parts

This year the Double Reed Band is going to play  Albion & Albanius .    Albion and Albanius  is an  opera , closely resembling a  French   trag├ędie en musique , by  Louis Grabu .   The music was written in 1685. Please select and download the part(s) you would like to play.  Please be aware that if the number of players on parts are unbalanced on the day, you may be asked to play a different part - If you download Oboe 1, it would be worth having a look at Oboe 2 as well. Click on the part you would like to download. Oboe 1 Oboe 2 Oboe d'Amore Oboe Baritone Cor Anglais 1 Cor Anglais 2 Bassoon

Chamber Music Club

This month's chamber music club will be held on Saturday 21 September .  Why not come along and practice your piece for the competition for school students at NZDRS Day (28 September)  and get some input from our tutors? There are cash prizes of $60/$45 and $30 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes and extra prizes too! We would love to have more  bassoonists  coming along. Jan Lorier has generously offered the following incentive: For any existing NZDRS member who brings along a bassoonist who has not been before, she will reward both with chocolate. This first chamber music session will be at member rates for the new person. If the new bassoonist comes to the next chamber music club meeting, with the member who introduced them, AND joins the NZDRS at that second session, each gets one Event movie pass, which she will also sponsor! When: Saturday 21 September  Please sign up by  Friday 13 September . Email us plus make your payment. Time:  Adults  2.0