Stark County native and U.A. graduate thrilled to lead the way at this year’s Hall of Fame parade. Reported by George W. Davis. When the first band in this summer’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Grand Parade passes by, a Stark County native will be in the forefront. The drum major leading the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band from Cherry Point, N.C., will be Staff Sgt. Monica Richards Preston, a 1999 Perry High School graduate. Preston, a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Akron School of Music in 2004, is only the third female drum major in Marine Corps history.