Tom Float began marching and teaching with the Anaheim Kingsmen in 1972, where he remained until 1974.
In 1975 he became assistant to the Freelancers' Don Silva, and from 1976 to 1990, Float's drum lines (Etobicoke-Oakland Crusaders, Spirit of Atlanta, and Blue Devils) placed lower than fifth only twice. Since 1990 Float has worked with the Velvet Knights, developed music programs at Disneyland and has continued his responsibilities as a clinician.
"Excellence, creativity and passion is the signature of a Tom Float percussion ensemble. It is a true honor to add my voice to the nomination of Tom Float into the DCI Hall of Fame," said DCI Hall of Famer Rodney Goodhart.