Director of Fine Arts
Danny Detrick was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. He attended Texas Christian University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master of Music Degree in Musicology. His first eight years of teaching were at Young Junior High in the Arlington ISD where he and the YJH choir department received numerous awards. Among those included Mr. Detrick being named the AWARE Foundation Junior High Teacher of the Year and his mixed choir being selected to sing for the Texas Music Educators Convention. For twelve years, he was the head choral director at Colleyville Heritage High School. While at CHHS, Danny was twice selected as one of the district’s “Distinguished Educators”. Also, he received the Bayard H. Friedman “Hero Award” from the Score A Goal in the Classroom Foundation. The CHHS varsity mixed choir was also honored to perform at the TMEA Convention. The Panther Choir Department traveled extensively, including three international performance tours of Austria and Italy.
After moving to Birdville ISD in 2008 and serving for one year as the choral director at Birdville High School, Mr. Detrick was hired as Director of Fine Arts for the district. He has served both the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Choral Directors Association on numerous local, regional and state offices including President of the Texas Choral Directors Association.
Danny and his wife Leslie, the North Richland MS Assistant Choir Director, are the proud parents of Birdville High School graduates Kiefer (2015) and Hannah (2018).