Staff Sgt. David Bergman
I grew up in the Northwest just outside of Portland. I have an older brother who briefly played electric guitar (in the 80’s, everyone’s older brother played electric guitar), and that got me interested in playing music. Early on, I was very involved in marching bands and drum corps which opened the door to other forms of percussion.
Ed Stephan, Christopher Deane, Tom Freer, Christopher Allen, Andrew Reamer
My musical influences are varied, and I find inspiration in everything from Zeppelin to Debussy.
When did you join the Army?
Practicing various the classical techniques percussionists use daily, while taking time to explore the drumset as well.
What do you enjoy doing off-duty?
Hiking, running, travel, and continuing to find the most delicious Ramen made anywhere.
An Army performance highlight:
The Concert Band playing at the Meyerson Hall in Dallas, and performing with the New York Philharmonic in Lincoln Center.
Did you know?
Traveling alone as a kid, I once boarded the wrong flight and woke up to the announcement we were landing in Phoenix (not Portland!). I thought I might still be dreaming as I reached for the call button to explain for the first of many times that I was on the wrong plane.