2012 International Trumpet Guild Conference – Columbus, GA

Next month we will be heading to Columbus, GA for the 2012 International Trumpet Guild Conference.  The conference runs from May 22 -26 and will be full of great performances, clinics, and lectures. Be sure to swing by the Bob Reeves Brass booth to meet Bob, Brett, and John.

New Classical Mouthpieces!

Bob Reeves Prototype 1-1/2C
Bob Reeves Prototype 1-1/2C from the new Classical Series

Be one of the first to try prototypes of Bob’s new line of Classical Mouthpieces. The list of players already in line to get these pieces when they will be released later this year is quite astounding. You can play these pieces to find out yourself why we already have a waiting list for the first production run.


Bob Reeves Consulting with a Customer
Bob Reeves consulting with a customer at the ITG Conference

Our staff will be available at the booth for equipment consultations. Bob Reeves will be at the booth Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and is more than happy to share his knowledge of equipment and throw in some great stories! Brett and John will be available the entire show for equipment consultations (although their stories are not nearly as entertaining as Bob’s!).

Valve alignment

Have you always wanted a Bob Reeves Patented Valve Alignment but didn’t want to ship your trumpet to our shop? You are in luck because we will be doing alignments at the conference. Just drop your horn off at our booth and you can pick it up the next day! Bob configured a small travel lathe that we can take on the road allowing us to do most of the things that we can do in our shop.

We are only doing a limited number of alignments and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want to do an alignment, call (800-837-0980) or email us (info@bobreeves.com) right away to secure your slot. A few of the days are already close to being full.

  • Tuesday, May 22nd – Spots Available
  • Wednesday, May 23rd – Spots Available
  • Thursday, May 24th – Just a few slots left!
  • Friday, May 25th – 1 slot left!

Not sure if you need an alignment? Bring your trumpet by our booth and we will be happy to measure it to show you how far out of alignment it is at no charge.

Mouthpieces, mouthpieces, and more mouthpieces

350 Trumpet Mouthpieces at the ITG Conference
350 Trumpet Mouthpieces at the ITG Conference

If you have never visited our booth at a trade show before, you are in for a real treat. We bring everything but the kitchen sink. Here’s a partial list of stuff we will have for you to try (and buy!) at the show:

Other Fun Stuff

Besides the vast mouthpiece selection, we will have the following to try:

Visit from the In the Mood Trumpet Section

The other day we had the pleasure of a visit from another traveling show. The trumpet section (plus a patient trombone and sax player) from the In the Mood show stopped by our shop in between their tour dates for alignments and mouthpiece consultation. The trumpet section consists of Dan Smith (lead), Bob Garrett, and William Moore and they can really light it up!

The In the Mood show is a 1940s music review, presenting authentic arrangements and playing with that 1940s sound that is so familiar to us all. Check out this sample from their 2nd trumpet Bob Garrett’s youtube page. It doesn’t get more 40s than this!

Check out the show if it stops by a town near you!