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Mr. Jones is in his 14th year of teaching music, during which, he has taught everything from Middle School to High School Band, Guitar, Keyboard, Music Appreciation, Theory, and Chorus. Mr. Jones graduated in 2007 from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Music, Education, and Mass Communications. While at UCF he performed with the Marching Knights, Jammin' Knight Pep Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. His primary instrument is the Saxophone. He is an active performer, having played with several groups such as the Southern Express Jazz Band, Kingdom of the Sun Community Band, Ocala Civic Theater, and the Sax Appeal Saxophone Quartet and most recently performed with recording artists Phil Stacey and Kevin Christian. Mr. Jones is a product of the Marion County Music Programs, having graduated from Vanguard High School's IB Program where he was Drum Major from 2000-2002 for the VHS Marching Knights. His professional affiliations include FBA, FMEA, NAfME, Kappa Kappa Psi. He served as the FBA District 19 Honor Band Coordinator from 2011-2014, FBA District Officer 2014-2018, is the current FBA District Treasurer, and has been nominated to the FBA Solo and Ensemble Adjudicator's list for Woodwinds. Mr. Jones is a 2019 recipient of the Florida Bandmasters Association's Tom Bishop Award. His two passions are his family and his music. When not engaged in band activities or performing, he can be spotted around Ocala with his wife and two sons. This is his ninth year with FHS.