HERE'S TO ALL THE
GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS

HERE'S TO ALL THE
GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS

Charley Drayton
Sitting in for Bernard Purdie

Just a teenager, Charlie Drayton heads into the city with his dad and gets the chance to sit in for Bernard Purdie at the drums! Playing alongside bass player Chuck Rainey elevated Charley's playing and (in his own words) "entwined me into this groove that never left my body!"


Thanks for Sharing YOUR Game-Changing Moments!

Thank You for Sharing YOUR
Game-Changing Moments!

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.

Congratulations

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