Several years ago, Archie was playing the drums at a street festival in San Diego. Afterwards when Archie was packing up, he felt a hand on his shoulder and heard a man exclaim, "Nice solo kid."
While walking around the festival, Archie found out the Tony Williams quartet was playing. Archie snuck his way backstage and found out Tony Williams was the one who gave him the compliment!
In celebration of Vic Firth Company's 50th anniversary, we've spent an entire year celebrating Game-Changing Moments in drumming -- including yours! To everyone who shared a story with us this year, thank you! Drumming is a shared experience and we are all brothers and sisters! Your stories have inspired us to continue making the best sticks possible and to continue changing the game for drummers everywhere.
We received thousands of amazing stories this year. Although it was difficult to choose only one story, we're happy to announce that Joe Russomano is our grand prize winner in the Game-Changing Moments contest!Read Joe's Story