Bernie's big game-changing moment happened when he got the gig and performed with the Brian Setzer Orchestra for 15 years!
While playing at Woodstock '99 for 250,000 people, Bernie was playing with the orchestra and getting ready for the drum solo in 'Rock This Town!' After nailing the solo in front of so many people, while also being recorded, Bernie knew it was a moment he would never forget!
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