Gerald Heyward talks about how meeting Steve Gadd changed his confidence and outlook on the drums at the young age of 14.
Did you know that Gospel drumming monster Gerald Heyward got his start as a drum tech? It's true! His first big gig came about after he sat in on the kit one day when he thought no one was paying attention. Before he knew it, he went from being the drum tech to the new drummer of the band!
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