James Wilhite has been a member of the LR Winds tuba section since 2007. He was a member of Basso Voce Tuba Quartet and has performed with Jazz Extreme jazz band and the Searcy Brass Quintet.
Wilhite is currently the band director at Central Arkansas Christian Schools and previously served as the band director as well as the choir director and general music teacher at Des Arc High School and Augusta High School.
Wilhite is from Mineola, Texas, and attended Mineola High School, where he was privileged to receive private tuba lessons from well-known band educator, Roger Winslow. He is a graduate of Harding University where he studied under Dr. Michael Chance. While a music major at Harding, Wilhite was introduced to his future wife, Nathalie, who is also a member the LR Winds.