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.