My Game-Changing moment would have to be when I marched with the United States All-American Marching Band. Marching with that elite group of musicians opened my eyes to so many things. I played third bass on the bassline of this group and I had a great time. I gain so much respect for the army and all of the armed forces.
This weekend showed me how to be a performer and how to work hard to get there. I proudly played my heart out for the troops that weekend and if it wasn't for that experience my life would not be the same. Thank you Vic Firth for sponsoring the event and allowing me to use your sticks.
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