Hernando Bands

Assistant Band Director/Marching Band Director

Victoria Franklin Jones is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, where she graduated
from Harding Academy in 2007. After completing her Associate’s degree in Music
Education at Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2009, she entered
the University of Mississippi, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Music
Education in 2012. Mrs. Jones gained valuable experience through her teaching
internship at Oxford High School where she was able to work with the band,
orchestra, and Oxford Indoor Percussion. Upon graduation from Ole Miss, she spent
her first year of teaching at North Pontotoc Attendance Center as an Associate
Director of Bands. In 2013, she began her tenure at Hernando High School.
In 2017, Mrs. Jones received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas
State University.

As Assistant Director of Bands at Hernando High School, Mrs.Jones serves as the
marching band director, woodwind specialist and coordinator of all color guard
activities. At Hernando Middle School she is the 8th grade concert band director.

During her 6 years at Hernando, the band has achieved 3 MHSAA State Marching
Championship gold medals, Bands of America Regional Finalists, WGI World
Championship Semi-Finalists, several Mississippi Indoor Championships for the color
guard and Percussion Ensemble, consistently received Superior ratings, Sweepstakes
Award at state Evaluation and was chosen to perform as the featured high school
ensemble at the MBA State Band Clinic.

Mrs. Jones was the 2017-2018 recipient of the Mississippi Bandmasters Association A.E. McClain Outstanding Young Band Director Award. Mrs. Jones has served on the board for the Hernando Desoto Band Directors’ Association and is currently the President of the I-55 Band Directors’ Association.

Mrs. Jones is married to Parker Jones of Tupelo, Mississippi, and resides in Hernando,
Mississippi, with their dog, Maggie.