David Southard began music lessons on
his family’s spinet organ in elementary
school, switched to saxophone in middle
school, and studied clarinet in college.
As an adult, he has enjoyed performing
in concert bands and big
bands, as well as musical theatre and
jazz ensembles. Since emigrating from
California and joining the Concord
Band in 1988, David has performed as
soloist on tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones.
David earned a doctorate in computer
science from the University of Massachusetts
at Lowell and is a member of
the technical staff at MIT Lincoln
Laboratory. David resides in Bedford,
Massachusetts, with his wife, two children (plus an adult child away at
graduate school), two cats, one dog, and eight tropical fish.