Sergeant First Class David Bergman is a native of Beaverton, Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from the University of North Texas and his Master of Music in percussion performance from Duquesne University. He was a graduate student at Cleveland State University before his appointment to the West Point Band. He was also a student at the Music Academy of the West for two summers. Sgt. 1st Class Bergman has studied percussion under Ed Stephan, Christopher Deane, Andrew Reamer, Chris Allen, Tommy Igoe, and Tom Freer. He has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Albany Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, Canton Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. He was a snare drummer in the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps and the famed University of North Texas "A-Line" Indoor Drumline. Sgt. 1st Class Bergman has received numerous awards and scholarships, including winning the Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, building snare drums, and finding the most delicious ramen soup in New York City.