Jacob Arie comes to Keller Central High School from Fort Worth, where he attended Texas Christian University and received a Bachelor’s in Music Education. While attending TCU, Mr. Arie was involved in many performing ensembles, including the Horned Frog Marching Band, Wind Symphony, the Symphony Orchestra, the TCU Steel Bands, and the four-time PASIC Champion TCU Percussion Orchestra. While at TCU, Mr. Arie was a Presser Scholar, Chancellor Scholar, Resident Assistant, President of the TCU Percussion Club, and a two-year section leader of the TCU Front Ensemble and Drumline. Mr. Arie’s teachers include Brian West, Richard Gipson, Joey Carter, Jeff Hodge, and Andrew Eldridge.
Prior to attending TCU, Mr. Arie grew up in Mesquite, Texas, where he attended John Horn High School and Berry Middle school, where he was instructed by John Bingaman, Todd Burke, Patricia Islas, Clayton Stroup, and Doug Bush. While there, Mr. Arie was selected as an All-State Percussionist, and the percussion program—particularly the drumline—experienced immense growth and success at the local, state, and national levels.