My "Game Changing Moment" was the first time I recorded in a real studio. I was young, excited, super nervous and intimidated. Then the producer/engineer complimented my playing and the tuning of drums. He told me he really appreciated how I played "for the song" versus trying to show off and draw attention to the myself. I realized then that all the practicing and preparation leading up to that moment actually paid off and was noticed. That experience boosted my confidence and changed my studio mindset forever! Oh, and the first time I picked up a pair of Dave Weckl signature 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