A SOMERSET music shop recently won two awards at a prestigious ceremony across the pond in the USA.

John Packer Musical Instruments, the Wellington-based musical instrument retailer and manufacturer, won the Best in Show award at the 2024 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in California.

The company which specialises in brass and woodwind instruments won Best in Show – Company to Watch at the show in the city of Anaheim.

It was the second award for JP at NAMM 2024, following the presentation of a NAMM Milestone Award, marking 50 years in business for John Packer Musical Instruments, and comes after JP recently announced the acquisition of Rath Trombones.

Rob Hanson, director of John Packer Musical Instruments, said: “Winning a NAMM Best in Show – Company to Watch award is a huge honour in what has been a wonderful start to 2024.

“We aim to provide a first-class service to our customers and dealers around the world, ensuring efficiency and the highest standards, and being recognised by NAMM in this way is a major achievement.”

“NAMM 2024 was a huge success for John Packer Musical Instruments, as we caught up with colleagues and friends old and new.

"We were proud to showcase our extensive range of brass and woodwind instruments, and the addition of Michael Rath Trombones proved to be extremely popular.