Deborah Bradley, the Music Director of the Panama City Beach Music Festival, recently announced that Dr. Graham Jones of the United Kingdom will be a member of the panel of judges for the festival at Panama City Beach on April 28, 2017.
Dr. Jones retired in 2011, following a distinguished forty (40) year career in Army Music in the United Kingdom. During that illustrious career, Dr. Jones held numerous positions in Army Music including his lifelong ambition of becoming Director of Music, Coldstream Guards, and later Senior Director of Music. Dr. Jones is currently sought on an international scale as a lecturer, clinician, and adjudicator.
Dr. Jones participation will provide an incredible opportunity for directors and students from across the South to be judged by someone with his credentials. Many of the groups will also receive a clinic by Dr. Jones. The respect among band and choral directors from across the South for the Panama City Beach Music Festival will certainly be elevated as a result of his participation, as will the reputation of Panama City Beach as a quality destination for youth travel.