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Airman 1st Class David Pickar

Airman First Class David Pickar is a native of Wausau, Wisconsin. He holds a Bachelor’s in Music Performance and Spanish from Lawrence University. He has studied with José Encarnación, Patty Darling, and Mark Dupere. A1C Pickar has performed as a featured marimba soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, and as a drummer founded a college swing-dance band called the “LarryU Lindy-Hoppers.” He won his position with the United States Air Force Regional Bands in 2022, and currently performs with the USAF Band of Mid-America at Scott AFB, IL.


2023 BM Percussion Performance, Lawrence University
2023 BA Spanish, Lawrence University


Jun - Aug 2023: Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, TX
Aug 2023 – Present: USAF Band of Mid America, Scott Air Force Base, IL


Air & Space Force Training Medal
BMT Honor Graduate Ribbon


Airman 1st Class - 20 June 2023