David Silveira Garcia
David Silveira Garcia was born on December 7th, 1980 in San Jose, California to two adoring Azorean immigrant parents, Rosa Maria and António Garcia. Since David’s parents had only been in the U.S. for six years, David was raised in the true, old-fashioned Portuguese way: only speaking Portuguese and listening to all genres of Portuguese music.
He attended private Catholic school at Five Wounds from Kindergarten through 8th grade where he graduated in 1995. He then went on to attend his four years of high school at San Jose High Academy, where he was enrolled in their International Baccalaureate Program for Portuguese Studies. He then received his certificate of proficiency in the language when he graduated in June of 1999.
At a young age, David developed a love of music, whether it was singing or playing an instrument. In 1993, David began learning the Alto Sax, and only in a few months, was ready to play for the Portuguese Band of San Jose, where he played for fourteen years. Within those fourteen years, he played the Alto Sax, the Tenor Sax, the Baritone Sax, and the Bass Drum when needed. In 1997, he became the band’s Assistant Conductor, having also served as president of the organization from 2002-2003.
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