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  • Professor John Mead (1937-2014) +

    8th April 2014 I regret to announce the death of John Mead, our family friend and the first representative of Read More
  • Mike Lovatt Signature Mouthpieces +

    POWER. PRECISION. PERFORMANCE. 7th October 2013 Smith Watkins are proud to introduce an exciting range of Signature Mouthpieces, designed in Read More
  • Scientists confirm that buzzing is good for you! +

    With the advent of miniature high pressure microphones which can be used while a trumpet is being played, and the Read More
  • John Wilson's orchestra at the Proms +

    John Wilson and his orchestra - including a complete SW Trumpet Section - will be returning to the Proms on Monday 26th Read More
  • Derek Watkins (Trumpet Designer): 1945-2013 +

    www.derekwatkins.co.uk/Derek_Watkins/Welcome.html Derek Watkins, the legendary British trumpet player, died of cancer at the age of 68 on 22nd March 2013. Read More
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    Captain Jason Griffiths, Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band
  • Our cavalry trumpets have to be in tune, responsive and reliable. Our musicians depend on them day in, day out for a distinctive musical sound. In my experience, the only instrument-maker to offer that kind of consistent quality is Yorkshire’s own Richard Smith.
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