David McDonald (2)

David McDonald (2)

Real Name:
David M. McDonald
David McDonald is the drummer with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. In addition to his performing duties, he is the flight librarian for the Airmen of Note. A native of Decatur, Illinois, McDonald's career in the Air Force began in 2006.

McDonald received his Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance from DePaul University in 2005. While attending DePaul, he participated in the jazz ensemble, symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, and various chamber ensembles. As drummer with the DePaul Jazz Ensemble, Sergeant McDonald played on live recordings with Phil Woods and Bobby Shew. In 2002, he performed with the DePaul Jazz Ensemble aboard the 2nd Annual Jazz Times Jazz Party at Sea, accompanying several guest artists including Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, James Moody and Fathead Newman. His primary teachers at DePaul University include Ted Atkatz, Eric Millstein, Fred Selvaggio and Bob Rummage. In 2005, McDonald briefly attended the New England Conservatory of Music where he studied with Will Hudgins and Fred Buda.

As a freelance musician, McDonald performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Concertante di Chicago, Kenosha Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, Capitol Bones and the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra. Additionally, he toured Japan in 2005 as a member of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra.

In 2013, McDonald deployed with a small group from The U.S. Air Force Band who traveled to Quatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan in support of diplomatic and troop morale initiatives as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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David McDonald (2) Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

BOL-0604 The Airmen Of Note The Airmen Of Note - Out In Front(CD) Not On Label BOL-0604 US 2006 Sell This Version
BOL-0802 Airmen Of Note* Unparliamentary Language (as TSgt David McDonald) and 2 more… Airmen Of Note* - Live!(CD) U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service BOL-0802 US 2008 Sell This Version
BOL-0901 The Airmen Of Note The Airmen Of Note - Cool Yule(CD) Not On Label BOL-0901 US 2009 Sell This Version
VICP-75141 Bobby Caldwell Bobby Caldwell - After Dark(CD, Album) Victor VICP-75141 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
none Airmen Of Note* Joyous Reunion (as TSgt David McDonald) Airmen Of Note* - Airmen Of Note(12xFile, MP3, Album, 160) The United States Air Force Band none US 2016