The all new JP221 Clarinet Receives Glowing Review from Music Teacher Magazine
It’s official! The JP221 Bb clarinet is a great student instrument and is quite capable of competing with much more expensive student instruments!Read article
Your path to playing perfection - without the practice! Introducing Split B Gone
All wind players can enjoy the benefits of SplitBgone. This cutting edge, scientifically developed, lip balm not only prevents split lips, but, due to the addition of a special chemical formula (Ba2Ng4On2 or Nowtrongtrioxilate), also prevents split notes – guaranteed!Read article
Dust off your instrument and you could take to the stage!
Are you a lapsed musician? Regret giving up your beloved instrument? Well now's your chance to put things right and go centre-stage at one of the UK's most popular music festivals starring alongside headline acts including Van Morrison, Chaka Khan and Hugh Masekela.Read article
John Packer Ltd awarded 'Trusted Music Store' accreditation
Musicians can now buy with confidence when seeking the perfect instrument. It’s being made as simple as do, re, mi thanks to the Trusted Music Store scheme which lists John Packer Ltd as one of the finest and most trusted music shops in the UK.Read article
You don't have to be in the Royal Navy to be a Royal Naval Musician!
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.Read article
Advanced Music Workshop another Huge Success
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.Read article
Pete Long and his 'Goodmen' Return to Taunton!
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!Read article
The West End Comes to the South West in this Fantastic First!
We are excited to announce our first ever Intermediate Symphonic Wind Band day suitable for players from Grade V. These Intermediate level events are ideal for gaining experience with a professional conductor as well as getting the chance to play with many other like-minded musicians.Read article
Join us for a 'Mike McDermott' Fest!
Another in our special series of exciting events for advanced musicians, this time we welcome guest conductor Michael McDermott to host our September workshop. A household name within the industry for more than 2 decades, Michael is a highly respected arranger and composer.Read article
Get Your Tickets to the Benny Goodman Gig NOW!!!
There is now less than one month to go before Pete Long and his 'Goodmen' take to the stage in a remarkable reenactment of Benny Goodman's Legendary Jazz Concert at the Carnegie Hall in 1938.Read article
An Evening of Big Band Jazz in Weston-super-Mare
Some of the UK's finest jazz musicians will be performing an evening of big band jazz on Saturday May 10th at the Boulevard United Reformed Church in Weston-super-Mare.