Good bye Vic!

As a drummer, and a one time avid user of Vic Firth products, I was especially saddened to hear of his passing on Monday.  More than an industry leader and philanthropist, Vic legitimized the art of percussion and music education as whole. Our profession, and the world of percussion, will forever be changed because of his efforts.

As I look forward, I wonder who in our profession will be his equal. I wonder who are the giants of the future. I wonder who will help to carry the torch he and others before him carried with such ease.  Firth, Fennell, Reed, Ravelli, and beyond.  Who will take their place? Who are the legends of the future? I don’t know WHO they are but I have an idea WHERE they are… in a band room somewhere!