High Brass Technician
Jacob Carpenter is a native of the Cincinnati, OH area. Carpenter graduated from the University of Kentucky with his degree in Music Education. While at UK, Carpenter was an active member of the Horn studio and performed with all of the concert bands and the UK Symphony Orchestra. He also served on Undergraduate Staff with the Wildcat Marching Band for 3 years. He was also a member of the Alpha Gamma chapter of the Men’s music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and served as the President.
While in college, Carpenter worked with the George Rogers Clark, Henry Clay, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Lafayette High School marching bands as a brass, visual and Drum Major instructor. In addition to his marching band teaching he taught private horn lessons at Western Hills and Scott County High Schools as well as the Central Music Academy.
After his time in Lexington, he moved back to the Cincinnati area and spent 3 years as a band director with the Milford Exempted Village School District with duties including at elementary brass classes, assisting at the Junior High, and team teaching the High School concert bands, marching band, and jazz ensembles. While in Cincinnati he played horn in the Fillmore Wind Band (a performing ensemble at the 2017 Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL).
Jacob is now a Graduate student at Bowling Green State University pursuing a Masters Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Wind Conducting. He assists with all three concert ensemble as well as the athletic bands.
In addition to his scholastic achievements, Carpenter began his Drum Corps career with the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps from La Crosse, WI in 2010 as a member of the mellophone section. He also marched with the Blue Stars in 2012 and then continued on as a mellophone section leader in 2013, and drum major in 2014. Carpenter aged-out as the Drum Major for the Blue Stars in their 50th Anniversary corps in 2014. He rejoined the corps as a brass and visual instructor for their 2015 season and has remained on staff since.