Connor Ross Jones was born in Coventry in the United Kingdom and has 20 years of experience in the Marching Arts as of 2024. Since starting drum corps at the age of 6 in 2004, he has marched in a number of UK units, most notably the Kidsgrove Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps from 2010-2020 where he completed in 4 DCA tours in the United States.
Connor has 3 years of experience at DCI World Class Level, marching with Caroline Crown in 2016 and Santa Clara Vanguard in 2017 & 2018 where he aged out. He has been actively involved in the choreography and design in Drum Corps and Winterguard, working with organisations such as Kidsgrove Scouts, East Coast Elite (current caption head), Mayflower Winterguard, Wilhelmus Winterguard in the Netherlands and most recently Beeches Colourguard.
Connor is currently directing his own independent winterguard programme; MMI Winterguard who will compete on the 2024 WGUK circuit in Open Class. The summer of 2022 was the first year Connor was employed as a colourguard technician for the Santa Clara Vanguard and after an emotional year away in 2023, he cannot wait to be a part of the Vanguard family and come back home in 2024.