Oral History Information
Tom Gauger was a regular member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years and taught percussion at Boston University for over 30 years. Over those decades, he developed several methods as well as designs for improving bass drum mallets. His friend in the symphony, Vic Firth, encouraged Tom to form a company to make and sell his mallets, which he did. Thanks to the distribution by Steve Weiss, Tom's mallets are known throughout the world.