Master Sgt. Christine Purdue Jones is a trombonist with the Ceremonial Brass, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. In addition to her trombone performance duties, Jones serves as an Auxiliary Drum Major and NCOIC of Unit Social Media. Originally from Lafayette, Indiana, her Air Force career began in 2013.
Sergeant Jones holds degrees from Stetson University, The Juilliard School, and the University of Miami. Her primary teachers include Joe Alessi, Tim Conner, and David Schmidt, and additional studies with Jeff Dee and Pete Ellefson. During her doctoral studies, Sgt. Jones also studied conducting with Gary Green.
Prior to joining the Air Force, Jones was Second/Assistant Principal Trombone with Florida Grand Opera and the Palm Beach Symphony. She has also performed with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony and the Palm Beach Opera, among others.
Air Force career highlights include performing the U.S. premiere of Elgar Howarth’s Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra with the United States Army Orchestra at the 2019 American Trombone Workshop, and multiple appearances on national broadcasts including NBC's Today Show, Fox & Friends, and the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.