Bone is a native of Summerville, SC where he was part of the state champion Green Wave Band. As a senior, he earned first place in the state, for his musical composition in the SC PTA music competition. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he was a member of the top symphonic band in which he was given the Musician of the year award in 1993.
Early in his career, Bone had a successful marching band arranging business. He has written shows for bands across the southeast. Bands performing his arrangements won state and local championships as well as qualifying for finals at Bands of America (BOA) events.
Bone is the only director in state history to lead high school bands to the South Carolina state finals in all five classes (1A Ben Lippen, 2A Swansea, 3A Camden, 4A Berkeley, 5A Boiling Springs and Byrnes). His bands have won Upper/Lower State Championships for fourteen of the last seventeen years. Four of these years, his bands have won State Championships. The first state championship, won by Swansea in 1999, is the only time in South Carolina history that a band was named state champions in their very first year of making finals.
Bone is currently the Director of Bands at James F. Byrnes High School located near Spartanburg, SC. Under his direction, Byrnes won the 2016 State 5A Championship, the past five Upper State 5A Championships, and Superior ratings in Class VI Symphonic Band.
Before moving to Byrnes, Bone was director of Boiling Springs, where they were very successful, winning five Upper State Championships. Boiling Springs also won their class and placed in the top five in BOA Regional competitions.
Bone is one of only two band directors from South Carolina to lead three different programs to BOA Regional Finals–Swansea, Boiling Springs, and Byrnes. In addition to marching band awards, his bands have earned consistent Superior ratings in Level VI symphonic band events.
Bone is a member of Phi Beta Mu, NAfME, SCMEA, SCBDA, Alpha Phi Omega and Kappa Kappa Psi. He has earned the National Band Association Certificate of Merit five times. Mr. Bone and his wife, Shanna, have two sons, Dawson and Caden. They reside in Spartanburg where both sons attend District Five Schools.