SMSgt David K. Stump


Senior Master Sergeant David K. Stump is Bass Clarinetist with the Concert Band, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sergeant Stump joined the Air Force in 1994 as a saxophonist with the Heritage of America Band, Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Virginia.

Sergeant Stump earned a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree in saxophone from Indiana University, where he was awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate in 1987. During his studies, he was also a winner of the 1988 Music Teachers National Association National Collegiate Competition. His former instructors include Eugene Rousseau, Daniel Deffayet, Kenneth Fisher, Jean Lansing, Dennis Diemond, Chris Vadala, and Ray DeWitt.

Highlights of Sergeant Stump’s career include 2 Duke Ellington 100th birthday concerts with the Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble at Langley AFB.  Additionally, Sergeant Stump has also been privileged and honored to have been a long-time substitute saxophonist with the Air Force’s Premier Jazz ensemble, the Airmen of Note, having performed on over 360 concerts and 5 CDs with them, sitting in almost every chair in the sax section at various times.  He has also performed in 5 Presidential Inaugural Parades as well as 3 State Funeral ceremonies for former Presidents Reagan, Ford and George H. W. Bush.  Finally Sergeant Stump has performed in the band and jazz band accompaniments to notable guest artists such as Louie Bellson, Phil Woods, Eddie Daniels, Chuck Mangione, Allen Vizzutti, David Childs, Peter Cetera, New York Voices, Melinda Doolittle, Tierney Sutton, Veronica Swift, Slide Hampton, Marvin Stamm, Jiggs Whigham, and Ron Carter.