Decibel Percussion is owned and operated in New York's Hudson Valley by David Bergman.
David is a native of Portland, Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of North Texas, and his Master of Music Degree in percussion performance from Duquesne University. He joined the West Point Band at the United States Military Academy in 2008. He is Principal Percussion of the Concert Band, and plays drumset in the band’s chamber group, the Quintette 7. David is also the drummer for the Broadway Training Center Pit Orchestra and frequently performs with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and regional chamber groups. Prior to his appointment at the West Point Band David was a graduate student/teaching assistant at Cleveland State University.
David has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, The Orchestra Now, West Virginia Symphony, Canton Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, and the Glens Falls Symphony. As a member of the West Point Band, he has collaborated with the Dallas Wind Symphony, the New Jersey Ballet, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the New York Philharmonic. He has also been a staff accompanist for the Conservatory of Performing Arts Dance Department at Point Park University, and the Mary Miller Dance Company. He was a snare drummer in the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps under Ralph Hardimon as well as the famed University of North Texas ‘A-Line’ under Paul Rennick. David has received numerous awards and scholarships including winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Chamber Music Competition. He can be heard on "In Thy Sweet Name", an album of renaissance music recorded by Collective Brass in 2018.
Bergman has studied percussion under Ed Stephan, Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, Paul Rennick, Andrew Reamer, Chris Allen, Tommy Igoe and Tom Freer. He was a student at Music Academy of the West for two summers where he studied with Ted Atkatz and Mike Werner.