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Sgt. 1st Class David Loy Song


Sergeant First Class David Loy Song attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and earned a bachelor's degree in African-American music and jazz in 1999. He has toured nationally and internationally with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (1997, 2001) and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (2002-2003), as well as on a number of contracts for Princess Cruises and Holland America Line (1999-2001). Sgt. 1st Class Loy Song's private instructors have included Yusef Lateef, Adam Kolker, Lynn Klock, Chris Merz, Ted Levine, and Jeff Holmes. Sgt. 1st Class Loy Song joined the West Point Band in August of 2003 as a tenor saxophonist in the Jazz Knights before joining the Concert Band in January of 2015. His notable performances with the Jazz Knights include The Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Illinois; The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, Indiana; Blues Alley and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; The Jazz Standard in New York City; and the Midwest Clinic. Since being in the West Point Band, Sgt. 1st Class Loy Song has had the privilege of performing with Claudio Roditi, Conrad Herwig, Bob Mintzer, Walt Weiskopf, Benny Golson, Antonio Hart, Randy Brecker, Gary Smulyan, Scott Wendholt, Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, David Liebman, Darcy Argue, and Jim McKneely.