South Jones High School

Band of Braves

Johnathan Benson

is a 2005 honors graduate of South Jones High School and a 2010 honors graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor degree in Music Education. Mr. Benson is currently in his fourth year of teaching band at South Jones High School.  Johnathan is an alumnus of the Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps (2003), and the Mississippi Lion’s All-State Band (2004, 2005).  He was percussion captain of the JCJC Maroon Typhoon, and performed with the Mississippi Junior College All-State Band.  During his tenure at Southern Miss, Mr. Benson was a member of the USM Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, the USM Wind Ensemble, the USM Symphony Orchestra, the USM Steel Pan Orchestra, the Ole Miss Steel Pan Orchestra, and the USM percussion ensemble. During his time at USM, Johnathan earned the opportunity to be a guest conductor for the USM concert band and has served as a camp counselor for 2010 Summer Drummin’ at Southern Miss directed by Dr. John Wooton.