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Yamaha Upgrade Bonus Scheme

Yamaha Instrument offer ends January 31st, 2012. Read on...


Schagerl Instruments now in stock

High praise for our brass department.

Date - 24/3/11


JP Rath Trombones Receive High Praise from 4BarsRest

"You can't go wrong", says 4Bars Review. Read on...

Date - 3/2/11


John Packer Return from Skegness

Butlins mineworkers competition complete success. Read on...

Date - 27/1/11


JP Instruments Hit Oxford Street!

Fifty brass instruments feature in Selfridge's window. See pics...

Date - 24/1/11

FREE French Horn to giveaway - no catch!

Do you know of a very deserving French horn player? - read on to find out how they can get a FREE French horn!

Date - 3/12/10

John Packer Launch New Collaboration with Sterling Musical Instruments

THE world of lower brass will never be the same again thanks to a new collaboration between the manufacturers John Packer Musical Instruments and Sterling Musical Instruments. Read on for the full story...

Date - 22/11/10


Packers Sell Rare Piece of Brass Band History

A Schilke soprano cornet once played by a legendary player goes on sale at Packers! Read on...

Date - 21/10/10


John Packer Ltd help Kid's Can't Fly

Rock-pop band Kid's Can't Fly celebrate Packer's Endorsement

Date - 01/1010


JP Rath Trombones That Belong on Stage!

Check out the latest fabulous finishes of our highly successful JP231Rath Bb trombone... Click for pics!

Date - 15/09/10


John Packer Ltd Support Rising Star

Sarah Louise Ings is the rising star on JP saxophones. Click for more

Date - 7/09/10


John Packer Ltd Sell Rare Cornet in Less Than 24 Hours!

Rare B&H cornet sells in less than 24 hours! Read all about it!

Date - 11/08/10


John Packer Ltd Selected to Sell Rare Cornet

John Packer Ltd is delighted to be selling on behalf of a customer a rare Boosey & Hawkes Roundstamp cornet. This once-in-a-lifetime sale is extremely uncommon. Read on...

Date - 05/08/10


Packers Launch Next Generation of JP Instruments - Series 3

The JP '3' series - a materialisation of the concept of providing professional quality at an intermediate price. Read all about them...


What Makes a Good Reed?

Ever been baffled what reed to choose? Andy Still- our wizard on single reeds - helps to navigate the complex world of reeds! Read his tips...


Fancy Winning £500 of JP Products?

This is our biggest competition EVER! How to enter


JP Instruments get the Seal of Approval

See photos from the Seal tour


New German Clarinet Coming Soon

Our new student clarinet is made in the same factory that made the Buffet B12s. Find out more

Date - 06/05/10

John Packer Ltd launch the JP010CH Kinder Flute

John Packer Ltd are proud to announce the arrival of a brand new flute on the student music scene. The JP010CH Kinder flute has been specifically designed with the young novice in mind. Read on

Date - 13/04/10


Well That's Original!

This is by far, the most inspired alternative use for a JP kit... Read on

Date - 24/03/10


Flutewise Competition Winner Is...

After a sackload of entries, the winner of our winter competition is... Click to see if it's you!

Date - 01/02/10


New Schilke Trumpet Now In Stock

The new 'heavy design' Schilke trumpet is now in stock. Read on for more details...

Date - 29/12/09


John Packer Achieve Michael Rath Official Testing Centre Status

We are very proud to announce that we now have the honour to be stocking Michael Rath trombones. We are the only specialist in the country to be given this responsibility outside Michael Rath's own Yorkshire premises. Read on...

Date - 25/11/09


Antique trumpet "outstanding" says pro jazz man

Professional jazzer, Andy Hague, reviews the latest finish of 251 trumpet - the antique model. Read the full story...

Date - 24/11/09


Jazzwise welcome new JP Rath Trombone

November's edition of the Jazzwise magazine described the JP231 Rath trombone as "superb". For the full review read on...

Date - 03/11/09


High hopes for new JP piccolo

We are proud to announce the latest edition to the JP range of instruments - the JP214 piccolo. This is a remarkable piccolo. We are confident that it will become a best seller... Read more

Date - 19/10/2009

The Atom sax has arrived!

Our super new sopranino saxophone - the JP146 has landed. It may be small but boy is it atomic in value. read more »

Date - 15/10/2009


Review, Review, Review

Richard Edwards who is the editor of Clarinet and Saxophone magazine recently reviewed the John Packer 223 Eb which first appeared in J ... read more »

Date - 24/06/2008

New Oboe Reeds

John Packer is pleased to announce we have a new reed maker supplying oboe reeds. We now offer two different types of Billerbeck reeds: standard brass staples and Loree DM staples. Both ... read more »

Date - 17/06/2008

They just keep coming

Andy Tweed who teaches saxophone at Birmingham Conservatoire and Wells Cathedral recently reviewed the John Packer Range of Clarinets and Saxophones which first appeared in May's edition ... read more »

Date - 10/06/2008

Wow! what a phenomenon

In the last six months we have had orders of over 1500 John Packer JP Cornet MKII (SW) 171 & 271. These instruments are designed for both experienced play ... read more »

Date - 11/03/2008

Tony Coe Purchases a JP045S Saxophone

Another renowed session player and recording artist has been converted to the John Packer Range The JP range of woodwind instruments have become incre ... read more »

Date - 06/02/2008

Another Tubax Sold

We have recently sold our seventh Eppelsheim TUBAX Contra Brass Saxophone Eb Lacquer. The Tubax is an astonishing new product. With it's unorthodox configuration and narrow bore, ... read more »

Date - 29/11/2007