Vic Firth's Chroma series of drum sticks offers some of the most popular sticks ever in a brilliant metallic finish. These are the first 5As to ever have a metallic finish over traditional hickory sticks!
Vic Firth 5A American Classic drumsticks are light - but not too light - and work really well for jazz and big band music, as well as concert work. The teardrop tip balances articulation and roll smoothness nicely, while getting a full cymbal sound.
Since they're made of hickoryyou can feel free to set up the band as loud as you want without fear of breaking them right away.