Get to know James
James Hairston is from Beckley, WV. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in
2004 where he participated in numerous honor bands and one year All-State. He graduated
from Marshall University in 2009 (R.B.A. with music minor) where he participated in marching band and studied
percussion under Steve Hall and Dr. Ben Miller. Throughout his years at Marshall, he
instructed hs drumlines such as Huntington High, Cabell Midland, Spring Valley, and
South Point HS(OH). He also auditioned multiple times for Glassmen Drum and Bugle
Corp and marched one year of indoor drumline for Optima in 2006 (Jamie Martin). He
eventually got involved in live music having played for multiple bands since 2016. He
currently plays for Hurl Brickbat, The M.F.B., 11:11, and also freelance drums when needed.
James Hairston currently resides in Charleston, WV.