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Technical Sergeant David Diamond

Technical Sergeant David Diamond is a trumpet player with The United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, HI. He also serves as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Papana, the group's jazz ensemble. He is originally from Latham, NY.

Before joining the Air Force, Sergeant Diamond was a teaching assistant in the Jazz Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also worked as a freelance musician and brass teacher throughout the Midwest.

In 2003, he joined the US Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Career highlights include performing for deployed troops throughout the Middle East, concertgoers all over the United States, and President George W. Bush. He has often appeared as a featured jazz and classical trumpet soloist.

In addition to his duties with the Air Force, Sergeant Diamond has performed in recital several times in Ohio and Indiana, taught a master class at Bowling Green State University, performed with the Dayton Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, and the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, and served as Trumpet Instructor at Earlham College, Richmond, IN.

EDUCATION:
1995 Bachelor of Arts in Music, Centre College
1998 Master of Music, University of Colorado-Boulder
2006 Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Teachers: Vincent DiMartino, Ray Sasaki, Chip McNeill, Thomas Wirtel

ASSIGNMENT(S):
1. November 2003 - Dec 2012, Regional Band Craftsman, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2. January 2013 - present, Regional Band Craftsman, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School and Noncommissioned Officer Academy

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION:
Technical Sergeant July 2010