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 are not available)
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 (2023 t-shirt, 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
Phone and charger
Notebook and pencils


Reed Tuck Shop

The Reed Tuck Shop is sponsored by Jim Ewen of Skookum Reeds (Winnipeg Manitoba).
  • Gouged, shaped and profiled cane $8/piece
  • Gouged only cane $5/piece
  • Quality reed wire (3 different gauges available) $15/spool
All Jim Ewen's materials are 100% donated with full proceeds going to the Paul Buttemer Scholarship Fund.

Also available in the Reed Tuck Shop are:

  • Finished reeds from Filippo Rossi $28/reed, with partial proceeds going to the Paul Buttemer Scholarship Fund.
  • Finished reeds from Andrew Burn  (bassoons.ch) $25/reed.
If you want to reserve reeds from Andrew Burn before BVBD2023,  order via his website bassoons.ch (prices are in Swiss Francs), pay via PayPal, input his business address as the shipping address and select ‘local pickup’ and there will be no shipping charges
Bassoon Market Place
The Bassoon Market Place is sponsored by Shane Wieler of Marcus-Wieler Bassoon Workshop (Brampton ON).
Shane will be bringing a variety of bassoon accessories such as seat straps, harnesses, reed boxes, swabs, My Grips etc.
He is also bringing reed tools such as mandrels, plaques, pliers, files, reamers etc.
All payments can be made in cash or by e-transfer at the Reed Tuck Shop and the Bassoon Market Place.