Richard Jones: 1939-1940

Richard Lamar Jones (OSUMB 1939-40) was good enough to become regimental leader his freshman year and beat out a field of eight contestants for the drum major spot his sophomore year. The training he received from Myron McKelvey gave him that extra touch of professionalism and confidence he needed. Jones remembered the help he received from his upperclassman and said of him, "Myron could do everything I could and better. Through his efforts I became a showman and a leader among men. When I took over the post, I felt obligated to my assistant, Ed Maundrell and passed on everything I knew."

The "All American" drum major was in demand. Jones was a music major and teaching was second nature to him He trained drum majors and majorettes and judged many local and state band and baton contests. Jones taught school in Perrysburg, Ohio for many years.