Tom Swan played with only two corps during his involvement with drum and bugle corps, and was a soprano soloist with both: St. Joseph Cadets of Newark, NJ and New York Skyliners. He was also assistant horn instructor with St. Joseph’s from 1947 to 1955. Then, over a period of 20 years, with some breaks, he was a solo soprano player and instructor with New York Skyliners. He was a member of the Skyliner organization when the corps won a number of championships, including the 1975 Drum Corps Associates (DCA) world title. As a teacher and arranger, he was encouraged by Hall of Fame Members Hy Dreitzer and George Rodrigues. He arranged and taught Skyliners brass section from 1980 to 1984. He has also taught the Skyliners Alumni horn line. He has served as corps president, arranger and horn instructor for Melrose Black Hawks junior corps. He has also been a member of the Skyliner Alumni Chorus, assisting with instruction for the vocal group. He has judged for the New York Metropolitan Judges Association.