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  • Hat Trick for Wellington Brass +

    Congratulations to Wellington Brass Band who have just won the 2015 New Zealand Brass Band Championships in Rotorua. This is Read More
  • Recent clients have included +

    A set of Fanfare Trumpets for the Swedish Army. An extended set of Fanfare Trumpets for the Royal Australian Air Read More
  • 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
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  • Dr Smith, a world authority on acoustics, a pioneer in the design of sophisticated brass instruments for global export
    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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