Tuesday, 17 September 2013

DOUBLE REED DAY

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 at least one double reed instrument in it can enter e.g. two bassoons, oboe and piano, flute, oboe and clarinet. All competitors must be school students. The double reed player/s must have signed up for the whole day. Players of other instruments may come along for the competition only. Ask your teacher for help with what you might play.
TEN MINUTE MASTER CLASSES
Open to everyone of any level. A great way to get new ideas to help your playing. Everyone gets the opportunity to play a short piece, phrase or even a scale and get feedback from an experienced professional  musician.
DOUBLE REED BAND
If you have never heard the sound of lots of double reed instruments playing together before, be prepared! This is an experience you will not forget. Get to see, hear and play alongside the more unusual instruments in the double reed family, including contra bassoon and oboe d’amore. Music suitable for players of all levels.  Please download the music from the post below.
BASSOON QUARTETS
Have fun with other bassoonists playing music for this unusual combination. Ruth Brinkman will be leading this session. 
ADVANCED OBOE MASTER CLASS
Come and be inspired by the best of our school and university students who will play for Bede Hanley, Principal Oboist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
Get your application form in NOW! The closing date for applications is Friday 20 September.
Thanks to our sponsors - ABRSM, ABI Music, Trinity College and KGE Reeds