2023 National Trumpet Competition – Boulder, Colorado; March 25-26, 2023

National Trumpet Competition Logo Join us in Boulder, Colorado for a weekend full of music, innovation, and everything trumpet!

Get ready, trumpet enthusiasts! We are thrilled to announce that Bob Reeves Brass will be at the 2023 National Trumpet Competition in Boulder, Colorado. This year’s competition will be held at the College of Music at CU Boulder. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore our extensive range of products, meet our team of specialists, and discover the latest innovations in trumpet technology. The exhibit halls are open to the public on Saturday, March 25th, and Sunday, March 26th.

What to Expect at the Bob Reeves Brass Booth

  1. An impressive selection of over 300 trumpet mouthpieces, including the brand new for 2023 #19 commercial backbore and the BOOM★ Dan Rosenboom Signature Model.
  2. Orchestral Models in various sizes such as 3C, 1-1/2C, 1-1/4C, and 1C for a tailored playing experience.
  3. Innovative designs like the Dynamic Mass and C2J mouthpieces.
  4. A variety of flugelhorn, piccolo, and cornet models along with our Classical Series mouthpieces.
  5. Expert valve alignments to ensure optimal performance of your instrument.
  6. Premium instruments such as C. Davis trumpets and Van Laar trumpets & flugelhorns.
  7. A vast collection of mutes including Ullven Mutes of Sweden, Clary Woodmutes, C. Davis harmon & straight mutes, Yupon Mutes of Japan, Okura Mutes of Japan, Rejano Practice Mutes, and more!
  8. The Hooten Embouchure by Tom Hooten, a unique training device for trumpet players.

Meet Our Specialists

Don’t forget to stop by the Bob Reeves Brass booth in the vendor area and chat with our trumpet specialists, Brett Kendall and John Snell. They’ll be more than happy to consult with you, answer any questions, and help you find the perfect trumpet setup tailored to your needs.

Unlock the Full Potential of Your Trumpet with a Bob Reeves Brass Valve Alignment at the National Trumpet Competition

Are you looking to take your trumpet playing to the next level? Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to get a Bob Reeves Patented Valve Alignment right at the National Trumpet Competition. No need to ship your trumpet to our shop – simply drop it off at our booth and pick it up the next day! We’ll also have a limited number of same-day appointments available.

Not sure if you need a valve alignment? Bring your trumpet by our booth, and we’ll measure its alignment for you, free of charge.

Exclusive Valve Alignment Special – Save $50!

As a special offer for the National Trumpet Competition, we’re discounting our valve alignments by $25. But wait, there’s more! Book your alignment early and prepay, and you’ll save an additional $25, for a total savings of $50.

⚠️ Hurry, as we’re only performing a limited number of alignments and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

? Preorder Your Valve Alignment and Save $50 Now!

By clicking the button above, you can pre-order your valve alignment using our secure online shopping cart. If, for any reason, you’re unable to attend the event, the credit from your pre-order can be applied to any future work at our shop. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to optimize your trumpet’s performance at the National Trumpet Competition!

Mark Your Calendar!

? March 25th & 26th, 2023
? College of Music at CU Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

Join us for a weekend full of excitement, innovation, and all things trumpet at the 2023 National Trumpet Competition. We can’t wait to see you there!

David Krauss Trumpet Interview – The Other Side of the Bell #98

David Krauss – Trumpet Interview

Welcome to the show notes for Episode #98 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features trumpeter David Krauss.

Listen to or download the episode below:

About David Krauss

David Krauss is the prodigious host of Speaking Soundly, Co-Founder of ANM, and Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed with the All-Star Orchestra on their Emmy Award-winning PBS broadcast and was praised by the American Record Guide for his “singing tone, which is luxurious and inviting.” He has performed as guest Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic, as well as recorded for film and television, and played on several Broadway shows. David is a highly sought-after instructor at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Aspen Music Festival and School, and other top conservatories and music festivals throughout the United States.

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We are excited to travel to San Antonio, Texas for this year’s Texas Music Educators Association Conference! The exhibit halls at the conference run from February 9-11, and will be full of great performances, clinics, and lectures.

This year visit us in Booth #577!

Here’s what we’ll have to offer:

  • 300+ Trumpet Mouthpieces
    • Try our brand-new 19 backbore
    • Dynamic Mass
    • C2J
    • Dan Rosenboom & Bobby Burns Artist Models
    • Flugelhorn, piccolo, & cornet models
    • Classical Series mouthpieces
  • Reeves-Brass Ark Trombone Mouthpieces
    • Small bore tenor
    • Large bore tenor
    • Bass trombone
    • Artist models – CV, JF, David Rejano
  • Dylan Hart French horn mouthpieces
  • Valve alignments
  • C. Davis trumpets
  • Van Laar trumpets & flugelhorns
  • Mutes galor!
    • Ullven Mutes of Sweden for trumpet & trombone
    • Clary Woodmutes
    • C. Davis harmon & straight mutes
    • Yupon Mutes of Japan for trumpet, trombone & horn
    • Okura Mutes of Japan for trumpet, trombone & horn
    • Rejano Practice Mutes for trumpet & trombone
  • The Hooten Embosure by Tom Hooten
  • And much, much more!

Be sure to swing by the Bob Reeves Brass booth in the main hall to meet trumpet specialist John Snell & trombone specialist Robert Coomber from our shop



Have you always wanted a Bob Reeves Patented Valve Alignment but don’t want to ship your trumpet to our shop? You’re in luck because we’ll be doing alignments at the TMEA Conference. Just drop your horn off at our booth and you can pick it up the next day! A few same day appointments are available.

If you’re not sure you need an alignment, you can bring your trumpet by our booth and we will be happy to measure it to show you how far out of alignment it is, free of charge.

We will be having a valve alignment special at the show, discounting from our normal price by $25! We are only doing a limited number of alignments and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book Your Valve Alignment Early and Save $50!

If you book your alignment and prepay for it now, you will save an additional $25 for a total savings of $50. Just click the button below and checkout using our secure online shopping cart. If for some reason you will be unable to be at the TMEA, the credit from your pre-order can be used for any future work at our shop.

Prepay for your valve alignment now and save $50 per alignment! Click here to schedule your alignment.

Mouthpieces, mouthpieces, and more mouthpieces

If you’ve 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:

  • 175+ Bob Reeves Mouthpieces, including complete lines of 692s, 2, 69, 692 series mouthpieces and popular 692sL and ‘s’ series mouthpieces
  • Dan Rosenboom “BOOM” Artist Model Mouthpiece
  • Bobby Burns Jr. EWF & Classical Artist Model Mouthpieces
  • Bob Reeves – Brass Ark Trombone Mouthpieces: 4G, 5G, Mr. Bass, O.Bass, Jay Friedman Model, Charlie Vernon Model, David Rejano Model, Martin Schippers Bass Trombone, 11C, Clarke.
  • Our new Dylan Hart DH0, DH1, DH2, DH3 Signature Model French Horn Mouthpieces
  • 35 Dynamic Mass Mouthpieces covering the complete line of rims and cups
  • 8 High Efficiency Mouthpieces
  • 13 Vintage Purviance Mouthpieces, including all standard models
  • Our new full selection of Classical Series Mouthpieces
  • A complete line of C2J Mouthpieces
  • 35+ Flugelhorn mouthpieces, including all 4 cups (F, DF, FE, HF) and all shank types (Standard, Bach, French)
  • Piccolo Trumpet Mouthpiece including both cornet and trumpet shanks
  • Cornet Mouthpieces
  • A selection of mouthpieces converted for Reeves Sleeves and the full line of sleeves
  • Popular Custom Trumpet Mouthpieces: CF, JH, & Zinger

Rejano Mutes Practice Mutes for Trumpet & Trombone

Test out the full line of Rejano Mutes practice mutes at our booth (#369!) in all of the popular colors. Rejano Mutes was born with the need to solve the problems in the already existing practice mutes for brass instruments in the market, such a heavy weight, unstable pitch, excessive resistance or a not-quiet-enough sound. Their motivation is to bring to brass players all over the world, through innovative 3D printed designs, a unique experience that offers quietness without having to sacrifice a good feeling while playing on a trumpet practice mute.


Other Fun Stuff

Besides the vast mouthpiece selection, we will have the following accessories and products on display:

  • Bob Reeves Cylinder Reinforcers
  • Bob Reeves Receiver Rings
  • Leadpipe Swabs
  • Double and Quad Leather Mouthpiece Pouches
  • Howie Shear’s Books and CDs
  • Adapters: A-Piccolo Adapter, Cornet-Trumpet Adapter, Flugelhorn-Trumpet Adapter

Hooten Embosure

Come try this revolutionary new practice aid from Tom Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Van Laar Trumpets and Flugelhorns

We will have an assortment of Van Laar Trumpets available for purchase at the show.

Charley Davis Trumpets & Mutes

Charley Davis has been one of the top-call studio players in Los Angeles for decades and developed the successful Charles Davis line of trumpet mutes. After years of trying to find a horn that played like his he decided that perhaps he should just make one. We will have several models on hand for you to try out and purchase.

Clary Woodmutes

We will have a selection of Clary Woodmutes for trumpet, including their straight mute, cup mute, and popular practice mute.

Yupon, Okura & Ullven Mutes

Try a selection of handcrafted mutes from Japanese manufactures Yupon & Okura, as well as Swedish manufacturer Ullven.

Alex Iles Trombone Interview – Trombone Corner #15

Alex Iles – Trombone Interview

Welcome to the show notes for Episode #15 of the Trombone Corner podcast. This episode features legendary Los Angeles studio trombonist, Alex Iles.

Listen to or download the episode below:

About Alex Iles

Alex Iles is principal trombonist of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
In addition, he has toured as lead and solo jazz trombonist with Maynard Ferguson and the Woody Herman Orchestra and performs in many of the top LA based big bands and jazz groups including Bob
Florence’s Limited Edition, The Seth McFarlane Orchestra, The Tom Kubis Big Band, and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. Alex can often
be found playing in the pit orchestras of numerous Los Angeles  productions of Broadway shows and has performed on hundreds of television and motion picture soundtracks. He has also appeared on numerous recordings with artists such as Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, John Williams, Paul McCartney, and Prince.
Alex has been a faculty trombone and jazz instructor at the California Institute of the Arts, Azusa Pacific College and California State University, Northridge. He has appeared numerous times as a featured soloist at the International Trombone Workshop and at The American Trombone Workshop in Washington DC.

Alex Iles Links

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Larry Meregillano Interview – The Other Side of the Bell #97

Larry Meregillano – Trumpet Interview

Welcome to the show notes for Episode #97 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features trumpeter Larry Meregillano.

Listen to or download the episode below:

About Larry Meregillano

Larry Meregillano is a Eclipse artist/clinician. He started his professional career playing in big bands in San Diego in the early 1970’s. In 1976, he was hired to play in Tom Ranier’s Show band at Disneyland.

A year later, Mr. Meregillano joined the gospel group Truth and soon after went on to perform and tour with The Bill Gaither Trio. While traveling and recording with The Bill Gaither Trio, he also recorded with Sandi Patti, David T, Clydsdale, Ron Huff, Don Marsh and many others.

In 1980, Larry returned to California and became the lead trumpet player for the world-famous Disneyland Band. In the late 1980’s, Larry was hired to play in the PTL Television Orchestra with Jim and Tammy Faye Baker. From there he joined Princess Cruise lines as Musical Director.

After many years, Mr. Meregillano moved to Orlando, Florida, where he performed with many bands at Walt Disney World, MGM Studios, Epcot Center, Universal Studios and Pleasure Island. He has also been the Musical Director and performer for many cruise lines including the world-famous Queen Elizabeth 2

Larry has toured with the Temptations and The Four Tops, and has been a sideman for Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Jack Jones, Bob Hope, Celia Cruz, Frankie Avalon and many, many others. Mr. Meregillano has recorded with many artists including Hubert Laws, Latoya Jackson, and Rick Dees.

Mr. Meregillano is a busy freelance musician playing recording dates, theater, and stage shows in the Los Angeles area and around the country.


Larry Meregillano Links

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Noah Gladstone Interview – The Trombone Corner #14

Noah Gladstone – Trombone Interview

Welcome to the show notes for Episode #14 of the Trombone Corner podcast. This episode features trombonist, contractor and music entrepreneur, Noah Gladstone.

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About Noah Gladstone

Noah Gladstone wears many hats. On any given day he may be found performing on historical trombones and other bass instruments for period concert reconstructions to recording trombone for the latest Hollywood’s motion picture or TV show, to managing orchestras for high profile clients and contracting musicians for global productions and recording sessions, to producing original music for the latest video game release with millions of viewers.
In 2011, he founded Hollywood Scoring, which has quickly become one of the premiere music production companies in the industry. In addition to writing original music and bespoke compositions for a variety of global clients and brands and building stadium shows on all major continents, Hollywood Scoring also maintains and operates a state of the art scoring stage in the heart of Los Angeles. Mr Gladstone has been involved with the production of recording sessions and live music shows and events (both locally and global) for a variety of clients from NBC-Universal, Illumination Entertainment, Microsoft, Riot Games League of Legends, MiHoYo’s Genshin Impact, Netflix, Paramount Productions, The Arcane anime series, Tencent Entertainment, Adult Swim, Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks and Thanksgiving Parade, Disney Theme Parks, Blizzard Entertainment, National Public Radio, among others.
As a trombonist and instrumentalist, he has performed with world class ensembles such as The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Santa Barbara Symphony, Juilliard 415, Tesserae Baroque, Musica Transalpina to name a few. He has performed with pop icons such as Boy George and the Culture Club, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald, Pete Townshend, The Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Pete Tong, Snow Patrol, Belle and Sebastian, Billy Idol, Sparks and many others. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in music from The University of Southern California in trombone performance. He has studied with Byron Peebles, Jay Friedman, Ralph Sauer and Terry Cravens.

Noah has been a brass instrument enthusiast since starting the trombone at age 12 and got into serious instrument collecting in high school when he found his first Bach Mt Vernon 42 and Elkhart Conn 88H trombone and developed an obsession for the art of musical instrument craftsmanship. He began working with Steve Ferguson at The Horn Guys Shop in 2001 and worked with Steve to build that store in the early days, learning a lot about the instrument business along the way and making friends with trombonists from around the world. In 2010, he founded The Brass Ark, his own music store dedicated to the appreciation, collection, restoration and sales of the best new, vintage and used brasswind instruments. It was with this goal in mind, to offer a location where brass enthusiasts could buy, sell, trade and learn about these rare horns and accessories, represented by a seller who is not only an expert and enthusiast himself in the field of vintage brasswinds. He maintains and upkeeps a museum and collection of some of the finest trombones ever made, including many rarities which have become inspiration for new models and equipment brought to market in collaboration with Noah and various makers such as Stephen Shires, Bob Reeves, Markus Leuchter, Brad Close, Stephan Schmidt and others.

Noah Gladstone Links

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Paul Baron and Bobby Medina Trumpet Interview – The Other Side of the Bell #96

Paul Baron and Bobby Medina – Trumpet Interview

Welcome to the show notes for Episode #96 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features trumpeters Paul Baron and Bobby Medina.

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About Paul Baron and Bobby Medina

Bobby Medina

Bobby has four solo recordings under his name along with world tours and live performances with legendary musical artists including Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Wayne Newton, Mel Torme, Temptations, National Touring Broadway shows and more. Student of legendary teachers including James Stamp, Bobby Shew, Carmine Caruso, Charley Davis. Medina’s 40+ years experience has been presented at masterclasses in the USA, Europe, South America and Asia helping players of all levels overcome their playing deficiencies and frustrations through specialized mental and mechanical techniques.



Paul’s professional career began 40 years ago. His lead trumpet can be heard on over 1,000 jingles, hundreds of albums, dozens of movie scores and he’s played, recorded and toured with Aerosmith, Lynrd Skynrd, Barry Manilow, Bob Hope, Wayne Newton, nearly twenty Broadway shows including Disney’s Newsies, Aladdin, Frozen and many more. Paul’s teaching has led him to give nearly 100 masterclasses and decades of private instruction teaching players how to repair and reprogram their playing to be the most efficient possible.


Two years in the making, this is the most comprehensive trumpet course on the net! For all levels of players from beginners to seasoned pro’s. Whether you’re a soloist, lead player, symphonic, jazz, commercial or other, you’ll learn the science behind total mind body integration resulting into amazing sound, musicality, range, endurance, tonguing, fingering, pedal tones, intonation, flexibility and much more. This specialized training pulls back the curtain so you learn easily through bite sized videos. The 19 modules and 175+ videos take the mystery out of trumpet playing and immediately insures to get you on the road to success. This program is not only endorsed by numerous world class professional trumpeters but also by players just like you!

Trumpet Diagnostics Link

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