Jessen Smith has been playing trumpet since the age of 10. He was selected to be a member in the Iowa All-State Band in 2009, and three times selected to the All-State Orchestra from 2010-2012. He was selected into the Macy’s Great American Marching Band four four times from 2009-2012, and was a member of their small ensemble solo group in 2010 and 2012. Jessen has received Division One ratings in every solo and ensemble group he has participated in. He marched with Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2005-2009 and with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010-2012. He was the trumpet section leader in 2012.
Jessen plans on attending college in the fall to earn a degree in trumpet performance.