My game changer was buying a beat up up Ludwig set from a friend when I was 12. I played piano and bass before that, but once I sat down behind those drums... I fell in love and never looked back, never stopped. Now I'm 31, and I can't imagine my life without weeding yards for that beat up $100 drumset.
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