We regret to announce the death of John Mead, the first representative of our company in the USA and a family friend.
Smith Watkins are proud to introduce an exciting range of Signature Mouthpieces, designed in collaboration with British trumpet recording artist Mike Lovatt.
With the advent of miniature high pressure microphones which can be used while a trumpet is being played, and the novel design of computer programs to interpret the data, we have, for the first time, been able to measure the outgoing and reflected sound waves for any note at a particular point in a trumpet.
Derek Watkins, the legendary British trumpet player, died of cancer at the age of 68 on 22nd March 2013.
John Wilson and his orchestra - including a complete Smith Watkins Trumpet Section - returned to the Proms on Monday 26th August 2013 with the Hollywood Rhapsody Prom
Breaking news: we did it! 91 players from across the bands of the Coldstream Guards, the Marines, Artillery, Grenadier, Scots, Irish & Welsh set a new World Record for the longest fanfare team