David Askren joined the St. Johnsbury Band in 1994 and served as Treasurer from 1997 - 2006.
David was awarded a lifetime membership in the Band in 2010. David is also a member of the
Northeast Kingdom Community Orchestra and the Danville Town Band. He occasionally plays at
services in local churches.
David enjoys musicals and has performed in the pit band/orchestras with local community theater groups. He has played in Oklahoma and The Pirates of Penzance with the St. Johnsbury Players and Camelot and Carousel with the Danville Summer Singers. As a member of the Burke Brass Quintet, he performed at First Night St. Johnsbury several years ago.
David also plays the piano and grew up in Southern California where he marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade as a member of the Granada Hills High School Marching Band.
David has his own business called "Kiss My Winds and Brass Music Instrument Repair" repairing primarily brass and wind instruments. He also repairs percussion instruments and does some guitar repairs. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Vermont and teaches mathematics and technology classes.
David is also one of the volunteers that runs the Northeast Kingdom Classical Series, which presents four classical chamber music concerts a year.