Forsyth Central High School, GA
Tom Tucker is the Director of Bands and the Percussion Director at Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, GA. During his tenure, the Forsyth Central Drumline has been a 7 time Scholastic World Finalist at the WGI Percussion World Championships. The group was also a Scholastic Open Finalist prior to that. Forsyth Central High School made finals in 2017 and 2018 in the WGI Winds Championship and in 2017, was the Silver Medalist in Scholastic A class. The Forsyth Central "Flash of Crimson" Marching Band has been a BOA Grand Nationals Semi-Finalist as well as being a Finalist at BOA Regionals and Super-Regionals. Tom was the Front Ensemble Co-Arranger and Percussion Consultant for the 2009 and the 2010 Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from Dubuque, IA and is an alumni of the Corps. Most recently, the Forsyth Central Winds group won the Scholastic A Silver Medal at the 2017 WGI World Championships.
Tom graduated from the University of North Alabama with a degree in Music Education. He went on to complete his Masters degree through Lesley University in Educational Technology. Along with his work at Forsyth Central, Tom is in demand as an arranger, judge, consultant, and clinician for percussion programs in the Atlanta area and is an Education Artist for Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets, Evans Drumheads and Pearl Drums/Adams Musical Instruments.
Tom resides in Canton, GA, with his beautiful wife, Heather, and his son, Brant.
14" x 12" FFXCC Championship CarbonCore Marching Snare Drum, #368 Black Silver Burst
PMTCC Championship CarbonCore Shallow Cut Sextet, #368 Black Silver Burst
PBDM Championship Maple Bass Drums, #368 Black Silver Burst
14" x 6.5" Philharmonic 6-Ply Maple Snare (PHP1465)
4.3 Octave Concert Synthetic Marimba, Enurance Field Frame (MCKF43)
3.0 Octave Concert Vibraphone, Silver, Endurance Field Frame (VCSF30)
3.5 Octave Soloist Synthetic Xylophone, Endurance Field Frame (XSKV35)
3.3 Octave Concert Glockenspiel, Endurance Field Frame (GCF33)
40" x 18" Mahogany Concert Bass Drum w/ STBD Suspended Stand (ABDS4018)
Professional Generation II Hammered Copper Timpani (P2KHSET5)
FFXM Snare Drums
No other Snare drum has changed the face of marching competition like the FFX Championship Maple Series. Used by today's top marching ensembles, these drums have won more than their share of trophies. Featuring the OneTouch Snare Strainer system in combination with a 6 ply 100% Maple free-floating shell and a super lightweight aircraft aluminum frame, FFXM Snare Drums are a force to be reckoned with.
PMTCC Tenor Drums
Championship CarbonCore Tenors feature unique hybrid shells - 6 plies of Maple enhanced with an inner ply of ultra-light Carbon Fiber. The Maple promotes warmth and tone, while the Carbon Fiber boosts articulation and projection. CarbonCore Tenors sing with new life and cut like you've never heard before, all the way up to the 6" spock drums. Expressive, clear, and articulate across all drums throughout the entire dynamic range... The Magic's Inside.
PBDM Bass Drums
The Championship Bass Drums were designed with the same formula used to design the FFX snare drum and Championship tenors. 6 plies of 100% Maple shells offer maximum resonance and huge sub-frequency projection. To compliment the Maple shells. 2" wide 6 ply Maple Hoops are secured by extra wide claws for an evenly dispersed pressure for consistent tuning. Lightweight one-piece high strength aluminum castings and 6mm case-hardened tension bolts provide uncompromising strength and durability for years of high performance use.
Advanced Marching Hardware
Pearl’s Advanced Marching Hardware delivers rock solid stability and lifetime long performance. In the stadium bleachers, in the field, and everywhere else you will take your equipment – we believe is should be easy to work with, solid to play on, and durable year after year. Easy to use, rock solid, any place, any time.
Protect your investment with Pearl’s Marching Covers. Pearl’s lightly padded rehearsal covers are designed to help protect your drums from the dents and scratches of your rigorous rehearsal schedule. Easily removable and washable, these black woven nylon covers provide years of protection for your equipment.
Adams Concert Series Marimbas feature the perfect combination of quality and affordability. Borrowing the same craftsmanship and Alpha Tuning method from the Artist series, graduated bars are available in Honduras Rosewood, Padouk, and Synthetic Zelon. Concert Series instruments now feature the Adams Apex Frame — with its unique minimalist side pillar design, integrated shore braces, and ultra-strong two-piece crossbar, Apex instruments are quick to assemble and easy to transport, allowing performers at any level to achieve their peak performance. All Adams bars are meticulously precision tuned through Adams' proprietary computer-assisted method that ensures the instrument’s sound is balanced perfectly throughout the entire range. Padouk is a natural material with a similar tonal response to rosewood, with a slightly shorter sustain. With its lower cost, Padouk is the ideal bar choice for personal practice instruments or an ensemble. Field-tested by today’s top drum and bugle corps, Adams' specially designed Synthetic Zelon bars offer the highest quality tone and projection available, while withstanding the heat of even the most forbidding outdoor performances. Zelon has a bright timbral response that maximizes projection and sustain to fill even the largest of spaces.
Adams Concert Vibraphones feature precision graduated bars in either Anodized Silver or Gold, along with the durability and stability players demand in the studio and in the clubs. Concert Series instruments now feature the Adams Apex Frame — with its unique minimalist side pillar design, integrated shore braces, and ultra-strong two-piece crossbar, Apex instruments are quick to assemble and easy to transport, allowing performers at any level to achieve their peak performance. The Concert Series Vibe 12-volt motor runs safely on 110 or 220-volt power with the special converting power adaptor, completely eliminating the possibility of any electrical hazard. Clean mounted controls allow the player to choose whether the fans stop in either the open or closed position. The motor speed is fully adjustable from 25 to 150 rpm with intuitive fader control. A newly advanced, foot-operated precision dampening mechanism allows both damper and rail height adjustments, allowing each player to custom configure the feel of the instrument to their exact playing style. The damper also utilizes a new supreme quality felt material to achieve truly silent damping. An optional Long Pedal Extension Accessory converts the swivel pedal to a full-length pedal board.
Adams Soloist Series Xylophones feature a choice between prime Honduras Rosewood or durable Synthetic Zelon bars and include many of the same great designs and features found on our higher-end Concert Series Xylophones. Soloist Series instruments now feature the Adams Apex Frame — with its unique minimalist side pillar design, integrated shore braces, and ultra-strong two-piece crossbar, Apex instruments are quick to assemble and easy to transport, allowing performers at any level to achieve their peak performance. For the university or competitive high school band in search of an ultra high-quality xylophone with unmatched durability for both indoor and outdoor use, the Adams Soloist Series with Synthetic Zelon Bars is the perfect choice. The Adams' specially designed synthetic zelon bar material produces a high-quality warm tone, with great projection throughout the entire range of the instrument. Like all Adams Xylophones, the Soloist Series Synthetic models feature precision tuning to an incredible sixth overtone - this allows the synthetic zelon bars to produce a truly balanced, warm and resonant sound with perfect pitch. The 3.5 octave Soloist Xylophone features uniform bars, and slightly graduated bars on the 4.0 octave.
Adams has designed the Concert Series orchestra bells with the same bars as the Artist Series, but with the materials and finishes needed by today's ensembles. Adams research and development has painstakingly matched the bar specifications of early 20th Century American "Round-Top Parsifal Bells" with modern design and materials. The Concert Series Glockenspiel shares many specifications with the Artist Model, including the same 3.3 octave range of 1.25” high grade steel Round Top Bars, key beds with open rail system, and Voyager Height Adjustment Mechanism. The Concert Series includes durable vinyl wrapped rails and powder coated steel resonators, available on both the Voyager and Endurance Field Frames. The Concert Series GCV-33 and GCF-33 feature a 3.3 octave (C-E) range including Silver powder coated Steel Resonators and Adams’ patented Height Adjustable Voyager or Endurance Field Frame. The open rail system of the Adams Concert Glockenspiel eliminates “case noise” that is normally produced by bells that are mounted in a box.
Concert Bass Drums
Constructed of the highest quality Mahogany for incredible warmth and low-end response, Adams Bass Drums are the definitive orchestral bass drum. From a multi-percussion setup, to the back of the orchestra, to the 50-yard line, Adams Bass Drums can power any genre of music. Adams Bass Drums produce a deep, full, resonant tone that only Mahogany can provide. From the 28”x18” to the 70”x22”, each drum is finished in clear lacquer and comes standard with 2” wide hoops, Remo Fiberskyn III heads, and the Adams Suspended Bass Drum Stand to allow for a range of height adjustments for a wide range of playing situations.
Professional Generation II
Professional Generation II Timpani are the latest innovation from the world’s leading timpani manufacturer. At the heart of the GEN II is a patented, balanced action pedal mechanism with adjustable spring tension. Each drum’s pedal action is adjustable via a tension knob on the base, allowing it to be smooth over an extended tuning range. The Professional GEN II bowl is suspended from a chrome-plated steel ring, and is supported by extra strong struts. New double-wheel locking casters, wider stance base legs, and integrated third wheel provide more stability and maneuverability than previously available
The central voice of the drum kit is the snare, and Pearl's 1030 Series Snare Stand provides the most versatile platform for it available. Advancements such as Air Suspension Rubber Tips, Butterfly Nut basket adjustment, Trident Tripod base, and fully expandable basket not only put the drum where you want it, but help improve its sound as well. An absolute necessity for the professional drummer.
Protect your instruments at the gig and on-the-go with Adams cases and bags. Custom-fit soft-padded bags and durable flight cases with wheels are available for optimal portability and ease of transport.
The Pearl D3000TC is a professional grade timpani throne that accommodates a wide range of player heights and comfort positions; providing a new standard of stability and adjustability for the modern percussionist. The D3000TC features a hydraulic pneumatic cylinder for infinite height adjustment from 23"-33". The D3000TC has a solid cast 5 leg base with adjustable feet for uneven surfaces, and an independently adjustable foot ring to accommodate a wide range of player heights and comfort positions. The seat is generously padded and the full-size adjustable backrest will reduce fatigue for the user over long periods of use. In addition to being the new standard for timpani thrones, the D3000TC can function as a conductor's seat, upright double bass stool, and keyboard/synth chair as well.
Marimba Covers / Bags
Adams Marimba cases and bags will ensure your instrument will last for years to come while maintaining its supreme quality and durability.
Adams Vibraphone covers will ensure your instrument will last for years to come while maintaining its supreme quality and durability.
Xylophone Covers / Bags
Adams Xylophone cases and bags will ensure your instrument will last for years to come while maintaining its supreme quality and durability.