Danny Prado

Danny Prado of Grapevine died October 12, 2023 at the age of 73. Danny was born in San Augustine, Texas to Dan and Merlene on May 21, 1950.

Danny taught professionally for 34 years. His career began in Jacksonville, Texas under the tutelage of Val Rose. Afterward, he went to HEB ISD where led the band at Euless Jr High and later at Bedford Jr High.

He moved to the GCISD in 1989 where he remained until his retirement in 2005. Besides being a stellar musician, Danny enjoyed golfing and was a keen fly fisherman. He enjoyed traveling to “fishing holes” in Idaho, Colorado, Arkansas, and all over the state of Texas.

His awards and honors include being inducted into the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame and Outstanding Alumnus at Stephen F. Austin State University. His many years of teaching saw countless first divisions in both playing and marching. His kind professionalism was known throughout the state.

His wife of 38 years, Kathy, and his son Michael (aged 41) and Danielle (aged 36) were a close, loving family and his presence will be sorely missed.

He is survived by: his wife Kathy; his son Michael and daughter in law Rachel and their children Miles, Lincoln and Dylan; his daughter Danielle and son in law Kris and their two children Isaac and Casey; his sister Patty and niece Courtney.