James Pluth performed with The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010 and 2011, as well as Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps (2009) and Odyssey Percussion Theatre from 2005 to 2010.

As an educator, James has worked with many groups in the the Atlanta area, both arranging and teaching (though not always both) including: Walton HS, Forsyth Central HS, Lassiter HS, Mill Creek HS, and Frequency Percussion (PIA). James earned his B.A. in music from Jacksonville State University in April of 2013 and is currently working on his masters at CSULA.