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John Packer Ltd attending British Open this September

by Administrator 31. August 2011 16:38

John Packer Ltd is proud to be attending the British Open this Saturday 3rd September at Symphony Hall Birmingham with some fantastic new products to display.

John Packer Ltd has established a reputation  for innovation, following collaborations with Dr Richard Smith of Smith-Watkins, Michael Rath Trombones and Sterling Musical Instruments  These three highly successful partnerships have been significant to the brass market, with many professional players and teachers turning to the JP range for their high performance at a moderate price.

The new line of JPSterling lower brass instruments will be available to try out at on the John Packer exhibition stand and Sterling founder and accomplished musician Paul Riggett will be in attendance during the day along with his own Sterling brand of instruments. 

This will be the first opportunity to try out the new JP374Sterling Euphonium and prototype JP377Sterling EEb Bass. 

Instruments designed by JPRath and the famous modular Rath trombones, JPSmith-Watkins and the prossional range of Smith-Watkins instruments will also be on display for customers to try. 

Feel free to come along and see our friendly staff, who can help with any musical enquiry – beginner, professional, or school queries welcome.

If you would like us to take anything in particular from our shop we will do our best to accommodate. Please contact steve@johnpacker.co.uk or call 01823 282386 to arrange beforehand.

Look forward to seeing lots of customers there!

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CASS Single Reed Day at Liverpool Hope University

by Administrator 8. August 2011 09:27

JOHN Packer Ltd will be attending the CASS Single Reed Day at Liverpool Hope University on November 27th with some fantastic new products to display.

As part of the Cornerstone Festival, the day will consist of workshops, masterclasses and performances from top class practitioners and artists. The final of the 2011 CASS Clarinet Soloist Competition and Saxophone Quartet Competition will also be taking place in the afternoon in the Capstone Theatre.

Musicians have the opportunity to do some playing on the day with choirs to suit all standards.

The John Packer stand will be showcasing the NEW JP221 Bb Clarinet and the NEW JP243 soprano saxophone. We will also be taking Aizen saxophone mouthpieces, along with the Vandoren CL4 and CL5 mouthpieces, the new Vandoren MO ligature, and a myriad of other accessories that may tickle your fancy!

Look out for the new RedStrap ultimate necksaving saxophone strap.

Feel free to come along and see our friendly staff, who can help with any musical enquiry – beginner, professional, or school queries welcome. Special CASS promotions will also be available - for members or otherwise.

If you would like us to take anything in particular to the shop – your favourite brand of reed, or instrument – we will do our best to accommodate. Please contact andy@johnpacker.co.uk or call 01823 282386 to arrange beforehand.

Look forward to seeing lots of customers there!

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