In Memoriam: Bob Reeves (1931-2022)
The International Trumpet Guild mourns the loss of Bob Reeves.
Bob Reeves was best known as the owner of Bob Reeves Brass Mouthpieces. Bob Reeves began his business in 1964, creating mouthpieces in his mother's garage in Glendale, California. He founded Bob Reeves Brass in 1968 and the business has continued to make mouthpieces to this day.
Bob Reeves earned an AA degree in Arts and Engineering from China Lake Naval Test Station. He previously worked for Elden Benge Company in Burbank, California, and also for a time worked for Carroll Purviance.
He studied trumpet with John Clyman (principal trumpet with 20th Century Fox) at Los Angeles City College.
His mouthpieces are used by players of all types all around the world.
(Source: Bob Reeves Website, Bob Reeves Brass Mouthpieces Facebook Page)