Dave joined the Reno Wind Symphony just as COVID was beginning to sweep across the country. Dave's first performance with the Band was the virtual Christmas Concert December 2021.
He began playing with the Salvation Army Band in San Diego, CA. in the late 1950s. After graduating high school in 1968 he joined the U.S. Army Band, stationed in Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, finishing out his service in Ft. Ord, CA.
After military service, Dave joined the San Diego Police Dept. as a 911 dispatcher. In 1986 he moved to Reno with Pacific Southwest Airlines, which later became USAir.