BRASS INSTRUCTOR, MUSIC ARRANGER
A native of North Carolina, Jesse Rackley is an accomplished tenor trombonist, euphoniumist, and educator. Jesse holds the positions of Principal Euphonium with the Triangle Brass Band and Tar River Symphonic Band and second trombonist with the Tar River Philharmonic. He also performs regularly with the North Carolina and Wilmington symphonies. As a soloist, Jesse has been featured with the Triangle Brass Band, Triangle Youth Brass Band, Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble, 440th US Army Band, East Carolina Tuba Ensemble, and has performed a recital as a part of the Tubas in the Sun Chamber Music Workshop.
Jesse is in his fourth year as Music Director of the Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble. The TYBE is a high school aged British style brass band that is open to the very best brass players in the central North Carolina area through recommendation and audition. TYBE performs at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh and draws it’s repertoire from standard and contemporary British brass band literature as well as arrangements and transcriptions of wind band and orchestral works. Since its inception, the TYBE has already established a tradition of excellence in performing. The TYBE attended the North Atlantic Brass Band Association Championships competing in the new Youth Open Section, winning 1st place in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012.
As a teacher, Jesse maintains a large and active private studio of over 20 students throughout eastern North Carolina. His students consistently receive top honors in the NC All-District and All-State Bands and participate in various music camps and summer festivals. Jesse regularly travels the state giving brass fundamental clinics and working with many middle and high school bands. He is currently the brass instructor with some of North Carolina’s most active band programs.
Jesse currently resides in Rocky Mount, NC with his beautiful wife, Brooke, and his son, Noah.