A drumstick, as the name implies, is used to strike a drum to obtain its note. Guillim, 1610 , describes its use as a charge, and it is therefore accepted for Society use. The striking end of the drumstick, a knob which may be padded, is to chief by default. For related charges, see dulcimer hammer.
The Musicians’ Guild of Gwyntarian bears: Per pale dovetailed gules and azure, a set of panpipes, a rebec affronty and a bow in saltire, and a tabor and drumstick Or.