Thomas Sparling

Thomas is a full-time visual designer and percussion educator based out of Southwest Ohio. He received degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, Music Composition, and a minor in Arts Management from Miami University in 2009. Since graduating he has served as a Percussion Instructor at William Mason HS, Centerville HS, Bellbrook HS, Kettering Fairmont HS, and Percussion Director at Northmont HS and La Salle HS. He currently works with Kings HS in Cincinnati, OH.

Thomas has taught privately since 2005, and has worked on the instructional staff at the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps (2012), Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps (2015-2016), Cap City Percussion (2013-2014, 2019-present), Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps (2019-present), and Matrix Performing Arts (2013-present). Since pursuing full-time design in 2016, he has expanded his influence to organizations in Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, and Italy.

Thomas marched bass drum with the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps (2006) and RhythmX (2006-2009). He has given clinics on show design and rehearsal techniques across the Midwest, as well as Taiwan and Italy. Thomas is an endorser of Mapex & Majestic Percussion, Remo drum heads, and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.