UNT alumnus Freddie Jones trumpets his instrument at Cowboys games, non-profit group

Freddie Jones ('83) Freddie Jones ('83) is often heard playing the trumpet during the national anthem at the Dallas Cowboys' home games and in venues around the world.

And the Carrollton-based musician makes sure others get to play the instrument. In 2007, he founded the organization Trumpets4Kids, which has donated at least 15 trumpets a year to students and invites them to concerts to hear trumpeters. In return, the students promise to practice one hour a day.

Those students might develop the same affection for the instrument that he has.

"I am a trumpet player because it's what I find is my soul mate," he says.