Topic: Conference time, vender question
I've been saving off buying anything that I have been wanting to get for my bassoon needs or those of my daughter who plays the oboe as I understand the number and quality of venders to be quite extensive.
Can anyone tell me from past experience or current involvement if the venders are there each day of the conference and if so, how do things work? For example, if you'd like to try a few bocals, will they allow you to take them overnight to your hotel/housing accommodations to have a time to really test them out? - perhaps if you leave a deposit or credit card info? Are their non-vender relayed individuals that can help point you in a direction for things like bocals, or reed making tools, etc., that are neutral in the purchases from specific brands or companies, but can help within my scope of ability? (That question seems like a long shot, but I thought I'd pose it anyway.)
Perhaps there is an experienced bassoon player who might be willing to work with me for a short period of time, (an hour or so) if I compensated them for it? If there is anyone who will be there that might be interested in that, please contact me. The same would be true for the oboe.
I'm currently on the a Fox, Renard 240 and am a novice beginner, just learning but enthusiastically so with a great instructor.
Any suggestions or information regarding the venders, their length of time present and how things "work" would be very helpful. I will be there from 8/2-8/10!
Last edited by Kristie (2014-05-23 23:30:24)