Rath Trombones is the latest company to win Huddersfield Town’s Shooting Stars award sponsored by Lucas Lee & Partners.
Rath Trombones is the only UK trombone manufacturer in existence today, and employs a small team of nine highly skilled craftsmen, and three admin. All the company’s staff are trained in house, learning skills that have almost disappeared in the UK.
Rath Trombones is producing extremely high quality trombones that are sold both to the domestic market, and across the world. It is proud to have put Great Britain and Yorkshire on the map for bespoke trombone making, exporting more than 60% of production.
Rath Trombones is widely acknowledged as being amongst the best instruments currently available, and a growing number of the world’s leading performers choose to play on a trombone hand made in England. All members of staff are proud to have made instruments that are performed by such a vast selection of great players.
Instruments have been purchased by The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, The Royal Military School of Music (Kneller Hall), The Scots Guards, and Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Service.
Trombones have also been supplied to the United States and Norwegian Armed forces, The London Philharmonic, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Berlin Opera, The Welsh National Opera, various world famous Brass bands like the Black Dyke Mills and Grimethorpe Colliery bands, to name but a few.
Mick Rath, Managing Director of Rath Trombones said:
“It is wonderful to be recognised by Huddersfield Town for our efforts; thank you very much.”
Chris Lee, Managing Director at Lucas Lee & Partners said:
“Rath Trombones is yet another Huddersfield hidden gem, it’s fantastic to see the work going worldwide.
“Being the only UK based Trombone maker and to be based in Huddersfield is just another great reason we should be promoting the town and what it has on offer.”
John Williams, Commercial Manager – Partnerships commented:
“The work Mick and the team do is amazing, and the craftsman ship is excellent; this is the reason we run the Shooting Stars Award in association with Lucas Lee & Partners to discover companies based in our region.
“Rath Trombones manufactures products that are shipped all over the world and it’s right here in Huddersfield, the only UK based company to supply the instruments. Well-deserved and great to meet Mick and the team.”