Assistant Director of Bands
294 Band Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504
Kelvin Jones is the interim Assistant Director of Bands. His responsibilities include assisting with the “Golden Band from Tigerland,” teaching undergraduate conducting, marching band techniques, conducting the Symphonic Band, and directing the Bengal Brass.
Jones is a 2011 recipient of the Louisiana Music Educators Association’s Young Music Educator of the Year, the 2013 recipient of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s Teacher of Distinction, and the 2014 LSU A.P. Tureaud award recipient for significant contributions to the university.
He is the former band director at West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, Louisiana. At WFHS, he led an active, comprehensive music program that produced numerous award-winning performances at state and national events, including the 2013 United States National Presidential Inauguration Music Festival in Washington DC.
Jones has presented at state music education conferences across the United States, published in the Instrumentalist magazine (Jan. 2014 and Dec. 2015), an active clinician, and has travelled internationally working with music programs in South America (Chile) and with the LSU marching band in Dublin, Ireland.
He holds degrees in Music from Jackson State University and Louisiana State University. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, Louisiana Music Educators Association, Louisiana Association of Jazz Educators, HBCU Band Directors Consortium, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.