This is James' second year with Velocity. James Lyons is a percussionist from Southern California. His performance experience includes playing snare with Gold Drum and Bugle Corps (2010-2011) and with The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps (2012-2013) where he aged out from DCI. James also performed with WGI Finalist Pulse Open World for the 2014 season.
As an instructor, James has been Caption Head at Santa Margarita High School for the past seven years.
Outside of the percussion activity, James has his BFA in Graphic Design from Cal State Fullerton and serves as Lead Designer at grandPad.