Mount Juliet, TN, May 29, 2024…Hohner Accordion U.S. Brand Manager, Gilbert Reyes Jr., has been selected for induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame as part of the 2024 class. This prestigious honor recognizes Gilbert’s unwavering dedication to the regional conjunto music genre, and the substantial impact he has made within this vibrant musical tradition.

Joining a distinguished list of inductees, Reyes stands out not only for his role in guiding Hohner Accordion business for the KHS America family of brands, but also for his personal commitment to promoting and preserving conjunto music. The other honorees this year include:

  • Johnny Degollado
  • Gilberto Rodriguez
  • Martin H. Solis
  • Frutoso “Fruty” Villarreal
  • Hilario “Layo” Jimenez
  • Max Baca
  • Kenji “El Gato” Katsube
  • Nicholas Z. Villarreal
  • Los Tigres del Norte

“We are incredibly proud of Gilbert and all he has done over the years,” reflects KHS America President, Jerry Goldenson. “Not only is he an integral part of our family, but also the entire Latin community! He is truly deserving of this honor and will continue to make a difference in the lives of so many. Gilbert personifies our belief that la música es una parte esencial de la vida!”

The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the ABC Event Center in San Benito, Texas. Attendees will enjoy a live performance by conjunto pioneer Ruben Garza y Su Conjunto, presented by Betancourt Ventures LLC Productions-Wrecking Crew Jams Dance Hall Series.

Tickets for the award ceremony and dance are available for $20. For program book sponsorship and table reservations, please contact President Patricia Avila at 956-245-5005 or via email at


About Hohner
With over 160 years of technical expertise, a sympathetic ear for their customers, and countless collaborations with musicians and teachers, Hohner has continuously improved their craft – and will continue to do so. As a world market leader for harmonicas and accordions, Hohner remains inspired by their commitment to their craft, traditions and passion for music. Their mission is to pass this passion to their customers, with perfectly crafted instruments enabling them to enjoy music.

About the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame & Museum
The Texas Conjunto Music Hal of Fame &Museum (CMHOFM), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization since 2001. Texas Conjunto Music Hall of F a m e& Museum is dedicated to promoting, archiving, documenting, and permanently displaying the history of Texas conjunto regional folk music for the benefit of generations to come. Since its inception, the Conjunto museum has inducted 93 inductees into its hall of fame.


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