Jacob Picht is currently the assistant director of bands and marching band coordinator at Burnet High School in Burnet, Texas. During his time at Burnet, the marching band has been consistently named the class 2A champion at the Bands of America Austin Regional, class champion at local competitions in the greater Austin, Texas area, and has performed at the UIL 4A State Marching Band Contest. As a conductor, the Burnet High School Symphonic Band advanced to the area round of the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series in 2023 for the first time in the school's history.
Jacob is originally from Wichita Falls, Texas, and is a proud alumnus of the University of North Texas where he earned his bachelor's degree in music education while studying in the trumpet studio of Dr. Raquel Samayoa.
Jacob was an active performer in Drum Corps International, having been a member of the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps (2018, 2019) the Blue Knights (2020), and Carolina Crown (2021). As an educator, he has served on the brass faculty of the Troopers (2022), and currently serves on the brass faculty of the Madison Scouts (2023-Present) where he is ecstatic to return for 2024!
His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, the Association of Texas Small School Bands, and the Texas Bandmasters Association.