Topic: Organizing a doublereed day

I am a private teacher in Virginia and with the help of a bassoonist friend and a  highschool band parents association, I would like to present a doublereed day.
It would be specifically aimed at  middle to high school oboists/bassonists and their parents, band directors, and amature players.
I am hoping to get some advice from others who have done this- what works and what doesn't, fees, vendor fees, schedules, masterclass/professional artist compensation, etc.  This is the first time a class like this would be presented in our area- ( we are about 30 miles south of DC so I am hoping to tap into the vast collections of pro players and teachers nearby)
Any advice would be appeciated!

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Re: Organizing a doublereed day

Well...without any advice I trudge forward.  I had a meeting with the other interested doublreed teachers in the area and the idea seems to have caught on like wild fire. Aside from the workshop, we are making preparations to have a "studio" hour (or two) so that our students can get togetherto learn and play, as well as to discover that they are not the only doublereed teenagers in the world
Also I have contacted the local oboe repair tech as well as a Loree distributor and they are very interested in attending and sharing their skills an products. We have made a list of class ideas and are close to contacting doublreed "specialists" to invite them to present.  We are hoping for some volunteers (as there are LOTS of pros in my area, so travel is not a problem), but are aware that we may have to pay for some
We have  a lot of time to prepare. The host school/bandparents association wants to plan on it for next school year, but at least the space/venue has been taking care of.
So we go into this blindly- I will share what I learn and hopefully be able to build a "recipe" to share for doublereed workshops!  Any advice is still very welcome!

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