David resides in Muhlenberg Township with his wife, Norma. They have 2 sons, Chad and Travis, as well as grandchildren, Lillian and Riley. He retired after teaching 34 years as the Music Teacher at Northeast Middle School in the Reading School District.
Dave is responsible for the supervision of the Music Department here at Alsace. He directs 6 Choral Choirs, 2 Handbell Choirs and the instrumental ensembles. He plans and orders the music for all 8 choirs. Along with our Organist, he provides direction for the music of Vacation Bible School and Church Camp. Even with his many responsibilities at Alsace, he is very involved with his grandchildren, as well as his private singing students. He also plays trumpet with the Reading High School Alumni Band.
Dave also heads up the Music Committee as well as the Derr Fund. These two groups are putting together a concert series that will cover a variety of different venues.
David is the director for the Greater Reading Encore Chorale (a chorus for singers 55 and older) and the Andulhea Heritage Chorale in Hamburg (a group of approximately 50 singers). He also works with the chorus for the Spring Musical at Muhlenberg High School.