One Love Brass Band is a Reggae Brass Band based in New Orleans, LA. David plays tenor and baritone saxophone with One Love and is also one of the band's composers and arrangers. One Love Brass Band's first album, Skatober in New Orleans, was released in 2014. It is available at the Louisiana Music Factory. One Love Brass Band's second album, Too Big to Fail, will be released in the fall of 2016.
Choose To Think is a modern jazz band. David leads this band and plays clarinet, soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone and is also the primary composer and arranger.
Los Porteños Brass Band combines the infectious rhythms of Argentinian Tango with the high energy sounds of the New Orleans Brass Band tradition. David Bode is a co-founder with Peter Gustafson, arranges and composes for the band, and plays clarinet, soprano, and alto saxophone. The Luneta Jazz Band is a traditional New Orleans Jazz Band led by Jason Winikoff, Cleveland Donald, and Yacine Sebti. David plays clarinet, soprano saxophone, and tenor saxophone.
Bode Electric is a five piece funk band. David leads this band and is the primary composer and arranger. He plays soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones.