I had a wonderful time at the California State University, Fresno 16th Annual Double Reed Day! Rachel Aldrich and Larry Gardner were both very gracious hosts. The guest clinicians were Andrea Jayne Ridilla (oboe) and George Sakakeeny (bassoon).
The experience was so great, I’m looking forward to my next Double Reed Day. The best part was getting to meet the students, parents and oboe lovers who came to the event.
I know many people have reservations about purchasing oboe reeds from a new supplier. Luckily going to an event like this allows you to try out my reeds to see what you think!
Hmm… I don’t think I needed to bring as much stuff as I brought. The oboe was necessary though. Definitely not optional!
One of the best parts of the day was the double reed ensemble. All attendees were invited to participate. Nothing sounds quite so cute as Sousa marches by an all double reed group!
I hope to see you at the next Double Reed Day or at the International Double Reed Society Conventions!