Max Rumbaugh thought the addition of New Orleans Jazz to the exchange program would be another means of building bridges of understanding and goodwill. The students were in Alamos to make friends and share their culture. Mexican and American students love music. Having this outstanding jazz musician and educator accompany them not only added fun to the exchange, but provided a means, through music, for the students to communicate with one another. Doc Jones enhanced the student mission to build goodwill across the national border. It also implemented the missions of sister cities and the Arizona Mexico Commission.