Brass Arranger, Front Ensemble Arranger, Music Coordinator
Jim returns for his third season with the Blue Stars after a twelve year tenure as the Front Ensemble caption head & arranger for the Blue Devils drum & bugle corps. His arrangements have helped earn 7 DCI Championships and 4 Fred Sanford High Percussion awards for the Blue Devils.
Jim is the owner and primary composer of Wunderpit Music (ASCAP), where his arrangements & compositions are performed worldwide by marching bands & percussion ensembles of all ages.
In the indoor arena, Jim is the Music Coordinator for RCC Indoor Percussion. He has achieved numerous WGI Championship medals with RCC, Mission Viejo High School and Ayala High School since 2001. Jim also travels to Tokyo, Japan where he has been the Front Ensemble arranger for the multi-time JMBA champion Soka Renaissance Vanguard since 2007.
Jim is a member of the WGI Hall of Fame, and is a founding member of the Southern California Percussion Alliance (SCPA). He resides in Southern California with his wife Eileen, daughter Chloe, and feisty terrier Henry.