James is a music educator based in Southern California where he designs and arranges for his alma mater. He began his marching career in 2006 as a battery member in high school and later continued to perform with Gold Drum & Bugle Corps in 2010 and 2011 as a member of the front ensemble.
As an educator James has assumed the role of Percussion Caption Head for multiple schools in the South Bay region of Los Angeles. Most recently, James has worked with Catalyst Percussion as a front ensemble technician for the 2020 and 2022 seasons.
This is James’ first season with Elan Percussion.