VIC FIRTH SIGNATURE ARTIST
TOM AUNGST

As the Percussion Caption Supervisor and arranger of the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, Tom Aungst captured seven D.C.I. World Championship rings, five Fred Sanford High Percussion trophies, and nine runner-up titles.

A member of the Cadets from 1981-1984, Aungst went on to become a lead percussion tech with the corps from 1985-1988 before assuming the caption supervisory role in 1989, a position he still holds today. In 2006, Tom was inducted into the D.C.I. Hall of Fame.

In life outside drum corps, Tom is the Percussion Director for the Dartmouth Public School System in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. His job includes teaching percussion students at all levels of the program, from the beginning students in 4th grade, to the middle and high school percussionists. Under Tom's direction, Dartmouth High School has captured two W.G.I. Indoor Percussion championships (1998 & 1999) and has consistently placed in the top three.



Check out Tom's Signature Products!
Tom Aungst (STA)
A long‚ "reverse tear drop" tip and moderately long taper. Rebounds with ease and creates a bold sound.
L = 17" | Dia. = .697"
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Tom Aungst Indoor (STA2)
A reduced version of Tom Aungst's Signature model. Modified to create great sounds for indoor snare.
L = 16 5/8" | Dia. = .675"
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Tom Aungst Tenor Hybrid (STATH)
Blends the feel of a mallet with the sound of a stick. A step-down grip design‚ pronounced taper and perfect tip shape and size assists the player in getting around the drums easily while producing a great sound.
L = 15 3/4 " | Dia. = .700" at butt | .650" at shaft
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Tom Aungst Tenor Hybrid Felt (STATHF)
Combines the sound of a traditional tenor felt mallet with the feel of a snare stick. Round felt ball head.
L = 15 31/32" | Dia. = .700" at butt | .650" at shaft
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