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Set of fanfare trumpets to New Zealand Army.

DOM, Maj.Graham Hickman says they are Brilliant! ...

A right royal inspection of our Smith-Watkins fanfare trumpets

It’s not often you call out ‘we’re waiting for the Cavalry to arrive’ during the working day but our team got to do just that ...

A milestone in the project to make a new set of fanfare trumpets…

A milestone in the project to make a new set of fanfare trumpets that will be used during high profile royal and state events this year, was reached on 14 March 2018 ...

Beth Cooper Plays Smith-Watkins ‘Soloist’

New Chicago Staff Band principal cornet Beth Cooper plays Smith-Watkins ‘Soloist’ Cornet. ...

The New Mike Lovatt Professional trumpet is launched in the USA and the UK.

For more information, please see the Trumpets – B flat (ML) Professional page ...

New Fanfare Trumpet Orders

New orders from the Royal Australian Air Force, Music Department of Ball State University and the Swedish Army ...

Hat Trick for Wellington Brass

Congratulations to Wellington Brass Band, winners of the 2015 New Zealand Brass Band Championships in Rotorua for the 3rd consecutive year ...

Obituary – Professor John Mead (1937-2014)

We regret to announce the death of John Mead, the first representative of our company in the USA and a family friend. ...

Mike Lovatt Signature Mouthpieces

Smith Watkins are proud to introduce an exciting range of Signature Mouthpieces, designed in collaboration with British trumpet recording artist Mike Lovatt. ...

Scientists Confirm That Buzzing is Good for You

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. ...

Obituary – Derek Watkins (Trumpet Designer) 1945-2013

Derek Watkins, the legendary British trumpet player, died of cancer at the age of 68 on 22nd March 2013. ...

John Wilson Orchestra at The Proms

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 ...

First set of cornets to the RAF

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91 Players Break World Record for the Longest Fanfare Team

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 ...

Trooping the Colour

The Queen's official birthday was celebrated with a spectacular Trooping of the Colour as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations ...

Smith-Watkins Trumpets Open the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert

35 Smith-Watkins trumpets opened the Jubilee concert in truly spectacular form! ...

Smith-Watkins State Fanfare Trumpets Welcome the Olympic Torch to London

Heralding the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Olympic torch was greeted with a fanfare at the Tower of London during a welcome ceremony with the Yeoman Warders ...

Smith-Watkins Plays Fanfare at Grand National

A brand new set of Smith-Watkins 'Coronation' Fanfare Trumpets were played by the musicians of the King's Division Band (Preston) ...

1000th Gold-Plated Smith-Watkins Trumpet Gifted to the Reid Museum of the University of Edinburgh

To celebrate reaching the remarkable milestone of 1000 handmade brass instruments, Smith-Watkins was delighted to present the University of Edinburgh with a specially designed gold-plated trumpet ...

SMITH-WATKINS AT THE ROYAL WEDDING

Smith-Watkins were delighted to have their excellence recognised by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, in a service watched by billions across the world ...

United States Merchant Marine Academy

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