What To Bring

Please Note

Brooke Valley Bassoon Days, Jo Ann Simpson and Richard Hoenich are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Personal Prescription medications if required
Dental floss if necessary
Bath soap
Personal hygiene items
Hair brush/comb
Shower shoes (like flip-flops)
Bath towel and washcloth
Sleeping bag and pillow (linens can be supplied for extra fee)
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Box of tissues
Clothing Sleepwear
Casual clothes
Underwear for 7 days
Long pants
Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
Clothes for the final concert (white shirt/blouse, dark pants/skirt
Outdoor Sunscreen (minimum 30 SPF)
Bug repellant
Swimming gear
Rain gear
Athletic shoes
Beach towel
Plastic bag for wet or soiled clothing
Bassoon Related Music stand
Metronome and tuner, if you have them
Reed cane and other reed tools and supplies
Sheet music – solos, etudes, orchestral excerpts, ensemble music, etc.
Other Flashlight
Camera and batteries
Notebook and pencils
Spending money at the snack shop ($3/day should be more than enough)


Reed Tuck Shop

There will also be a Reed Tuck Shop sponsored by Jim Ewen of the Winnipeg Symphony. You will be able to purchase cane (gouged only, gouged and shaped only or gouged, shaped and profiled) and wire. Some tools may also be available for purchase at the Reed Tuck Shop.

Bring money to purchase reed cane if you do not have any.

Prices in 2018 were : $4/piece for gouged cane, $5/piece for gouged and shaped cane, $6/piece for gouged, shaped and profiled cane. How much cane you will need depends on how ambitious you are and how many reeds you make. You can also purchase cane to take home. Reed wire will also be available at $1/metre.

All proceeds from the sales at the Reed Tuck Shop go towards the growth of the Paul Buttemer Memorial Scholarship Fund.