Zildjian would like to congratulate Artists, Julie Davila and Tom Aungst on their recent induction into the WGI Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame is the highest honor, presented to those individuals who make a significant contribution to WGI, and who have in some way influenced the course of the sport’s history. Their contribution may be made through artistic standards, administrative leadership or adjudication.
Julie Davila is no stranger to the indoor percussion activity. In fact, her familiarity with it stems from a chronology of teaching and judging that parallels the rise of WGI percussion, through innovation and rule amendments, which has brought the activity to where it is today. In recent years, she has judged some of the most groundbreaking productions to date. Originally from Missouri, Julie attended college at the renowned University of North Texas, where she competed with the UNT Drumline, Wind Ensemble, Graduate Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Drum Band. She was a member of the Phantom Regiment front ensemble in 1986, winning the PAS mallet individual competition in 1987.
For percussionists involved in indoor percussion and drum corps, Tom Aungst is a staple. His career includes a relationship with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps starting in 1981, during which time the percussion section attained seven high drum trophies. He currently serves as the percussion director for the Dartmouth school district in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Dartmouth’s Scholastic World indoor drumline (PSW) consistently places within the top three and has set the standard for production and performance quality since their inception. Aungst’s indoor productions push the boundaries between drumline and theatrics without losing the quality of the players in his lines. In a few words, Tom Aungst has it figured out.
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