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