Jim Bailey was the Staff Coordinator and music arranger for I-2 Percussion. His music experience spans several genres and has been displayed in many different countries. He has served as a member, instructor and eventually Percussion Caption Head for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, instructing from 2002 to 2005 and earning 2 DCI world championships in the process. Jim has also served on the instructional staff for the Blue Knights from Denver, Colorado, as the Program Coordinator/Percussion Caption head of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, Designer for Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps, and as an instructor for the Phantom Regiment, where he worked with the indoor percussion program from 1996-1998.
Jim has been honored with an array of awards which include: University of Indianapolis Honors Percussion Scholarship, 1995 DCI World Champion, and the Percussive Arts Societies International Solo Champion award in 1996. After winning this title, Jim's winning solo was featured in Row-Loff’s Modern Tenor Method.
Performing as a three-year member of The Cavaliers (1994-1996), Jim was a part of the corps second world title. In 1996, Mr. Bailey was one of 50 corps members elected to travel to Japan and represent the Cavaliers and the United States in a series of performances in Tokyo and Osaka Japan. In 2005, Jim returned to Japan with the corps in a tour of clinics and performances. During his earlier years, he was a member of the Nite Express Drum and Bugle Corps from 1991-1993, where he was honored with the award of most improved member of 1991.
Jim is currently the percussion consultant/arranger for 3-time Indiana Percussion Association State Champion New Palestine High School. Jim’s accomplishments with this ensemble include: 2001, 2003, 2005 IPA State Champion, and 2002 WGI World Champion.
Jim has presented clinics for PAS, IPA, DCI, BOA, as well as Sound of Summer, and the Takasaki Marching Festival in Japan. He has works and articles published by Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Drum Pro Magazine, Innovative Percussion, and Row-Loff Publications. His educational endeavors have the support of the finest music corporations in the world including: Yamaha Corporation of America, Innovative Percussion, Evans Drum Heads, and Sabian Cymbals.