Cody McClarty began studying trumpet at age 10 under the direction of his older brother, James McClarty. While still in high school, Cody began studying with Tom Booth of SMU and the Dallas Symphony. Cody later was accepted to attend SMU and the Meadows School of the Arts. In November 2011 Cody was offered a position with the Air Force Academy Band in Colorado Springs. More recently, Cody was runner up to the Alabama Symphony 2nd trumpet audition. In his free time, Cody enjoys working on instruments and playing racquetball.