Did You Know? Getzen


It all started back in 1939, when T.J. Getzen left the Holton Company after 10 years as plant superintendent. The Getzen company was started in an old dairy barn, where T.J. and his three employees focused on instrument repair.

In the coming years the team decided to manufacture, first producing trombones in the summer of 1946 and then trumpets and cornets in 1947. The instrument line was expanded again in 1949 with the addition of piston bugles.

In that same year Getzen’s son, J. Robert Getzen, became superintendent of the Getzen company after working in the factory for 10 years. Thus began the Getzen journey to becoming a family-owned and operated business, and a prominent manufacturer of brass instruments.


Learn about Getzen’s entire history by visiting their page here: http://www.getzen.com/inside/history.shtml

Cassidy is the Digital Marketing Manager at Making Music and has recently begun her career in the music industry. In May 2017, she graduated from the Crane School of Music with a double degree in Music Business and Music Theory. Upon graduating college, Cassidy did an internship with DANSR, Inc. in Illinois before moving to Southern California where she was the NAMM intern for six months. Her favorite instrument is the clarinet, but she also enjoys dabbling with guitar, piano, ukulele, saxophone, and flute.

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