James Catherall is a composer, arranger, and music educator, currently living in Southern California. He began his marching career as a performer at Esperanza High School in 2006 and continued into his performing career in Drum Corps International. He marched with many ensembles including The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, Santa Clara Vanguard and aged out in 2014 with the world champion Blue Devils. He has also marched in WGI ensembles including Pulse Open, Pulse, and finally RCC, aging out in 2015 as a gold medalist. James has worked in other musical performance groups that play for the Los Angeles Clippers and has performed in numerous other venues across the country. This includes being recorded in the Pixar movie Monsters University for the animated drumline.
James has worked in different capacities such as a Sound Designer, Percussion Composer/Arranger, and Winds Composer/Arranger. He has written music for multiple high schools and independent ensembles including Canyon High School, Impact Percussion, Patriot High School, Nogales High School, Arroyo High School, and Diamond Bar High School.
As an educator he has worked with numerous high schools and independent ensembles including Arcadia High School, Pulse Percussion, Diamond Bar High School, Canyon High School, Patriot High School, and Arroyo High School.
James Catherall is a proud Artist of D’Addario.