Dr. Daryl Trent retired in 2012, after 33 years of service to students in Frisco ISD and 38 years in public education in Texas. He began his career in West Texas, before joining FISD in 1979 as the band director at Frisco High, a position he held for 27 years. He ended his career as the Director of Fine Arts.
Dr. Trent is credited with building the Frisco ISD music program. When he first joined FISD he taught music at all levels, from elementary music to band. During his time at FHS the band program was a consistent Texas Sweepstakes Band and earned many honors in Texas and National Festivals, becoming a respected competitor as FHS grew from 2A to its present 5A classification. During his tenure, the Frisco ISD Fine Arts grew from being offered in the single elementary, middle school and high school, to 52 schools, including six high schools and 12 middle schools. The program employed 280 fine arts teachers in nine departments at the time of his retirement, this includes choir, band and color guard, orchestra, visual arts, theatre, technical theatre, drill team, cheer, and elementary music. The orchestra program began in 2002, with the later addition of harp, as well.
Trent continues to enjoy his passion for music, volunteering as the director of the Frisco Community Band, and working with an active band and orchestra clinician/judging schedule. Still an avid supporter of the FISD fine arts program, he can often be seen at various productions and performances throughout the District.
Trent earned degrees from Howard Payne University, West Texas State University and Texas A & M Commerce.
He and and his wife Marsha still reside in Frisco, as do their grown daughters, who graduated from FHS. They have five grandchildren.
In addition to his love of music, Dr. Trent is known to enjoy woodworking, basketball and fishing.