5. November 2014 14:14
To say thank you for supporting us we want to give something back this Christmas. If you spend more than £100 we'll give you a Christmas present and even let you choose it.
Once you have over £100 worth of items in your basket enter one of the following codes into your shopping basket and your free product will be added to your order.
£10 Gift Vouncher: xmas14VOUCH
TGI Tuner, Metronome & Tone Generator TGI98W (worth £12.83): xmas14TGI
JP843 Music Holdall (Worth £22.26): xmas14HOLD
Terms & Conditions:
- Offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discount not included in this booklet.
- Offer only applies to clearance items while current stocks last.
- There is no cash equivalent. Offers end on December 31st, 2014.
- Prices quoted from our website. Prices and specifications may be subject to change without notice or obligation.
24. October 2014 12:50
John Packer Ltd are one of the most successful specialist music shops in the UK.
Due to an internal transfer, we are looking to recruit a new full time member of staff to act as administrative assistant within our very busy retail department. The role requires someone who is extremely well organised and (ideally, but not essentially) who has some musical experience. The successful candidate will be intelligent, enthusiastic, articulate, diligent, reliable, numerate and familiar with standard proprietary computer systems such as Word, Outlook, Excel etc). They must also have the initiative to be able to tie all these qualities together to good effect. The role is varied and involves dealing with all aspects of sales support and administration to enable the sales team to meet the high expectations of our customers.
The post is for 40hrs/pw and is a Monday-Friday role. The remuneration package is competitive and will relate to the experience of the successful applicant.
We are a growing business and pride ourselves on running a friendly and effective team. Please apply by email in the first instance, with CV and covering letter, to: email@example.com
Closing date for applications: November 7th. 2014.
15. October 2014 12:20
Playing music is a wonderful experience and playing with experienced musicians, some of whom have performed with leading bands in the Armed Forces is even better.
The Britannia Royal Naval College Volunteer Band is one of the premier bands of its type and is open to serving and ex-serving musicians and civilians alike. Based at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Darmouth, Devon, it upholds the traditions of high quality music making with a fun atmosphere, all encompassed within the discipline of the United Kingdom's leading service, The Royal Navy.
The concert band rehearses once a week on Mondays from 7.30pm-9.30pm. A military/symphonic wind band, they play just about every genre of music. Members must be enthusiastic musicians, minimum Grade 6 standard.
Musicians wanting to find out more, or to apply can download an application form below:
Volunteer Band Information.pdf (9.03 mb)
30. September 2014 09:09
Our thanks to all those that came to our Advanced Symphonic Workshop at the weekend. Hopefully everyone's now recovered from the day's blow and agree that Mac was a great leader (not to mention arranger). The sound was really impressive and we think we did Mac's music justice.
You can view photos from the day on our Facebook page (you don't have to have a Facebook account to view).
We'd love to have your feedback on the day; what you enjoyed, any areas we can improve etc. All comments gratefully received. Feel free to email Steve or post on our Facebook page.
These days really wouldn't be possible without your support, so we're very grateful for your attendance; it keeps us nice and busy. We do hope to see you again in the shop and at future workshops...
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25. September 2014 16:29
Throughout the month of October
a) Spend £500 or more on a brass instrument (for which a Bremner mute exists) and get a free Bremner sshhmute.
b) Alternatively, buy a new one of any of the following and one will be supplied free irrespective of purchase price. JP251, 271, 230/231, 331/332, 233, 372, JP351, JP371, JP261Rath, JP175.
T&Cs: Offer ends October 31st, 2014. Not in conjunction with any other offer or promotional discount. Offer cannot be replaced for cash.
10. September 2014 10:31
John Packer Ltd is one of the most successful specialist music shops in the UK.
We are looking to recruit a new full time member of retail staff to act as assistant to the Woodwind and Brass Department Managers.
The role requires someone who is a capable musician (a music degree would be ideal, but certainly grade VIII or better would be a minimum requirement) with a speciality in a woodwind or brass instrument(s). The successful candidate will be intelligent, enthusiastic, articulate, diligent, reliable, reasonably numerate and familiar with standard proprietary computer systems such as Word, Outlook, Excel etc).
The role involves dealing with all aspects of sales and support to match the specific requirements and high expectations of customers in our area of expertise within the music industry.
Saturday working is involved on a rota basis with a day off in lieu for any Saturday worked.
The remuneration package is competitive and will relate to the experience of the successful applicant.
Please apply by email in the first instance, with CV and covering letter, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: September 30th. 2014.
5. September 2014 09:13
Pete Long and his Goodmen have performed Benny Goodman's famous 1938 Carnegie Hall concert over fifty times in the last decade. And now following a hugely successful concert in Taunton last June they now proudly present their debut re-creation of the Benny Goodman Orchestra's return to Carnegie Hall the following year!
On October 6th 1939 The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) presented a week-long series of concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall to celebrate the organisation’s 25th anniversary. In the course of the week, a concert was given featuring the Orchestras of the established King Of Swing, Benny Goodman, and the new kid on the block, Glenn Miller. Both bands were out to impress, and the result was one of the hardest hitting nights in swing history. Goodman wowed the audience with his big hitters such as a superheated fast version of Sing Sing Sing, a rocking "Don't Be That Way" and the big contemporary smash hit "Tain't What You Do". In the second set, Miller, at the opening phase of his bandleading career has clearly mapped out his strategy and gave a taste of his hits to come with Moonlight Serenade, In The Mood and Little Brown Jug.
Who won the match? Why not come down and decide for yourself!
Tickets are available from the shop on 01823 282386 or Taunton Tourist Information.
Adult ticket £16, concession £14 and VIP reserved seating £20
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2. September 2014 16:17
We are looking for a musician to help in our busy retail premises on Saturdays.
The successful candidate will play a woodwind or brass instrument to a good standard. They also need to be intelligent, articulate, accurate and a good communicator.
Sales experience would be helpful, but is not essential as training will be given. This is a ‘people’ business, so musical ability, attitude and personality are more important.
Please apply in writing with cv in the first instance to our Retail Manager, Andy Still: email@example.com
Deadline 30th September, 2014.