Title

As principal timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Vic Firth was unable

Authors

Andrew Vietze

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-2008

Pages

72-77

Abstract

As principal timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Vic Firth was unable to find drumsticks that wereperfectly paired. Today, at 78, the Sanford native is the largest drumstick maker in the world--an enterprise he began in his fifties when he couldn't find drumsticks to suit him. At factories in Kingfield and Newport he has pioneered innovations that pair drumsticks for pitch and resonance and that have brought his company, Vic Firth Incorporated, 60 percent of the market and the endorsements of famous drummers.

Subjects

Drums, Musicians, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Firth, Vic

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