Happy New Year!!! On the last day of the year, many of us naturally reflect on the past year and hopefully make an effort to set some goals for the new. “What did we do right last year?” … “What could we have done better?” … “Wow, look how much progress we made!” … or “Wow, we’re kind of in the same place we were last year.” This reflection can be bolstering or it can be deflating, depending on how the year played out AND how you look at it. We are celebrating our successes and LEARNING from our shortcomings …
At Legacy Drum Shop, we’ve been a bit nostalgic about the past year for many reasons. Mostly it’s because it was a year of tremendous growth and giant steps for us. Last year at this time, our brick and mortar shop was only 5 months old. We had a handful of new Sabian cymbals, a few new starter kits, some sticks, heads and accessories, but mostly we were still a used drum shop. We were new on the scene with high hopes. We hadn’t really made a name for ourselves and our online presence was almost nonexistent, but we were growing and we knew we were on to something.
During 2015 we picked up tons of new brands like Zildjian, Paiste, Roc n Soc, Aquarian, Pork Pie, Taye, DW, Remo, Evans, Istanbul Mehmet, Vic Firth, Promark, Dixon Drums and Tama Drums and Hardware.
In July we had a blast at “Drummers Night Out” with Sabian. We had the honor of dining with Glen Sobel of The Alice Cooper Band, Shawn Pelton of the Saturday Night Live Band and the legendary Bob Rupp of Sabian at the Hard Rock Café here in Denver.
In August we celebrated our 1st anniversary with an awesome all day party. We had such a great time and were so busy that we failed to take ANY pictures. Epic fail on our part but like I said, we learn from our shortcomings. Our only memorabilia:
In December we sponsored our 1st drum clinic with Dixon Drums and Zildjian Cymbals, bringing Gregg Bissonette to town. Here are a few pics – click here for more details on the event, a drum solo video and to see more pictures. The clinic was held at the Toad Tavern and was a blast. It launched our first new drum set line coming into the shop (Dixon Drums of course) and was a great move on our part. We literally sold out on Dixon drum sets the first week!
In December we also brought Tama Drums into the shop and even sold one complete kit before it was even taken off the truck – another big play for us. We’re competing with the big guys now and we’re doing it well. We remain committed to our original values. To give drummers a place to talk drums, to trade in gear, to always know they are getting a fair price and to always walk away feeling like they got the best deal in town.
Now, getting back to our 2014 “almost nonexistent” online presence. As I mentioned, we weren’t really out there. Today we have over 15 Five Star reviews on Facebook and over 600 people following us. Our website is getting pinged from all over the world (thank you Google analytics, because watching this is a kick in the ass).
So, what is our plan for 2016? We are going to keep getting even BETTER. We are continuing to bring in new brands. We are expanding the website with special order options plus sticks and heads. We are continuing to look for ways to get out there and be involved. One event that is already in the works is an all-day, live music benefit for Mile High Scenesters taking place in April. If you’re a band who would like some exposure or simply wants to help us raise funds and awareness for youth music programs please let us know and we’ll get you in the line-up.
We’re excited for 2016 and we hope you are too. We would love to hear from you so please feel free to comment below or on the Facebook post. What do you have to say about the past year and 2016?