James Catherall

James Catherall

Broken City Percussion, Canyon High School

James Catherall is a music designer, educator and performer currently living in Southern California. As a designer, James specializes in Sound Design as well as Composition and Arranging for both Percussion and Winds. As an educator, James works with numerous programs across the country and has taught as a clinician for programs such as WGICON and the Arcadia Music & Arts Symposium.

As a performer, James enjoyed a very successful drum corps career with The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, Santa Clara Vanguard, and The Blue Devils. James also has extensive performance experience in the realm of winter percussion as a member of Pulse Open, Pulse, and RCC. Other notable performances include work with the Los Angeles Clippers and as a musician for Pixars Monsters University.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    The championship encore performance with Blue Devils in 2014. It was so gratifying to let all the emotions out and perform with my full heart after a long season and a long marching career.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Listening to new works from many different artists and knowing the dedication they put into their sounds continues to motivate me to push myself past limits.