My Game-Changing moment was when I was the Speed Cup-Stacking Champion in 3rd grade! I realized I had some crazy fast hand speed with superb hand-eye coordination, continuing to beat the intense competition in Elementary School and on! Little did I know that this talent would lead to the world of music, but when I bought my first pair of drum sticks, I chose the ones that were leading the world. After that, my fast hands were connected with these sticks and couldn't be stopped! From a Physical Education activity to making music, I thank Vic Firth for being the company to welcome me into the drumming world with their 1st class quality 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