Bob Hicks attended Ohio State University in the 1960’s. He and his spouse Shelley moved to traverse City in 1974. Their son Loren lives in Hangzhou China.
Bob has been involved in music performance and teaching for more than 50 years. He was principal trumpet with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra for 40 years. He has played locally in a number of jazz bands over the years. Currently, he plays with the Dixieland band The Backroom Gang and the Northwest Michigan College concert band.
Previously, Bob taught at Marshall Music and worked the school service desk. He has a long standing relationship with TC West Middle School and High School teaching at both. He is currently reopening his studio at Marshall Music.