Earl Jones, Player Emeritus, Trumpet

Earl Jones is a 1957 graduate of Lemon- Monroe High School where he was active in band and choir. He graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance. Mr. Jones studied trumpet in France at the Paris American Academy with Pierre Thibaud. He studied with Middletown’s Dr. Frank Simon and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Herbert Tiemeyer.

 

Mr. Jones spent two summer terms at Tanglewood singing with a select choir which performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Singing with Paul Bell’s Mid-dletown Pro-Musica is another highlight of his singing career.

Professionally, Mr. Jones was band director in the Monroe-Middletown schools for 33 years. He sang at the Church of the Ascension for 34 years and currently sings with the choir at Christ Church, Glendale,

where he’s been for 32 years. He has been first tenor for the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus and the Chamber Choir for 40 years. He also is active in the Miami Alumni Band and Men’s Glee Club at Miami’s Alumni Weekend and Homecoming.Professionally, Mr. Jones was band director in the Monroe-Middletown schools for 33 years. He sang at the Church of the Ascension for 34 years and currently sings with the choir at Christ Church, Glendale, where he’s been for 32 years. He has been first tenor for the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus and the Chamber Choir for 40 years. He also is active in the Miami Alumni Band and Men’s Glee Club at Miami’s Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. 

Mr. Jones has played with the Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band since 1969. He is one of only 2 members to have been a member of the band continuously since its founding. He is currently first chair trumpet with the band and frequently is a featured soloist. He has also thrilled audiences with his beautiful tenor voice at SOSB concerts.  In 2019, during the Band’s Golden Anniversary Season, Mr. Jones was made Player Emeritus for his long service and exceptional contributions to the band.

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