David Pierce is a Denton musical treasure. With his gifts as a world-class composer and arranger along with his formidable skills as a trombonist, we are fortunate indeed that he makes his home in our community!

- Steve Wiest / Director of the One O'Clock Lab Band, UNT
Jun 18, 2019

Out of the Shadows

It was all work and no play back in 2009 when Denton-based composer David Pierce was in a stubborn musical rut… (pls scroll down a bit for this lovely article by Simone Carter)

Jun 18, 2019

David J Pierce

What do you call the guy who does it all, musically speaking? ...(article found on pg. 55)

Jun 07, 2013

Review of the New Baptist Generals Album

The most interesting elements on Jackleg come in the form of ‘other’ instruments - in particular, the gorgeous strings and horn arrangements…

Dec 31, 2011

Denton laid the foundation for a new chapter in arts

David Pierce is an up-and-comer who has mad composition skills, a degree from the University of North Texas and organizational acumen that Denton’s tourism promoters love. After just two years of packing Dan’s Silverleaf to the gills, composer David Pierce turned Cirque du Horror into Denton’s Day of the Dead - which, in our opinion, is the first proper Halloween celebration we’ve seen in this town in nearly 20 years.

Dec 03, 2011

Radiant Revelry

People who arrived before the festival’s official start got a taste of the new direction. Denton singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe was rehearsing a version of “O Holy Night” with an 11-piece orchestra.
At the information booth, Julie Glover said she’d heard mixed feedback about the change in music leading up to the event. Based on the rehearsal, she expected that to change.
“I can almost guarantee nobody is going to be disappointed with the show tonight,” said Glover, city liaison for the Denton Main Street Association.
Instead of Brave Combo, the crowd got the Denton Holiday Music Spectacular - a show featuring a mix of styles and local musicians backed by David Pierce and the Holiday Lighting Orchestra.