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Thomas Aungst
Tom Aungst
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: The Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps
  • School / Univ. / Institution: Dartmouth Public Schools
  • Country: United States

Thomas Aungst is the percussion arranger for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as the former percussion arranger and caption head for the eight-time DCI World Champion Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps. 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.


Mr. Aungst is the author of the instructional video "Rehearsing the Contemporary Percussion Ensemble", published and distributed by the Cadets of Bergen County. He is also an active clinician and endorses Yamaha Percussion and Zildjian cymbals.

Major Influences:
Thom Hannum, Keith Copeland, George Hopkins

Published Works:
"Rehearsing the Contemporary Percussion Ensemble" (Cadets of Bergen County)

Clinic Title:
Marching Percussion Arrangements

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