My game changing moment was definitely when I played my first ever gig. I am from a very remote part of Scotland but there has always been a thriving music scene. We were playing in a very run down pub to an audience of about 5 people (My mum and sister being 2 of them). We started playing our setlist of favorite songs and I just got the feeling that I wanted to drum my entire life. Now I'm a student studying Popular music performance and play in a band 2 times a week, but I will always use my first ever gig to remind myself why I have kept drumming for all these years.
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