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Bailey recognized for music arrangement

By Staff | Dec 3, 2014

Brian Bailey, music specialist at Sistersville Elementary School, appeared before the Tyler County Board of Education on Monday to inform them of his recognition as a National Known Composer for his arrangement titled Echoes in the Sun.

Bailey, who wrote the piece in about two weeks, printed it out for the Tyler Consolidated High School Band to perform at the spring concert held at Tyler Consolidated in May of this year. Eight players performed the piece under the direction of Wayne Smith, Tyler Consolidated High School band director.

Bailey said, “Smith liked the piece and he asked me to work on publishing it. With all the school closings and delays last year, I was able to put it all together and send it in to Rouloff Productions in Nashville, which is the number one publisher in the U.S. and Canada.” Bailey said he officially found out his piece had been chosen for publication in October.

“It was one of 14 chosen out of thousands submitted,” said Bailey.

The piece, which is about three-and-a-half minutes long, was played for the board on Monday after Bailey presented them with the original CD. Bailey, who is also the percussion instructor for TCHS, said he is working on another piece for the 2015 spring concert and hopes to also submit it for publication.

Bailey lives in Sistersville with his wife Jennifer. He graduated from TCHS in 2002 and Fairmont State in 2006 with a degree in Music Education Pre-Kindergarten through Adult.

Board members and all present at the meeting extended their congratulations to Bailey on his achievement.

Also on Monday, the board approved the following requests: Tricia Feldmeier, A.I. Boreman Elementary School principal, was approved for all students to attend the TCHS Choir and Band Christmas performance on Dec. 5, with buses for transportation.

Bailey was approved to take the choir to perform at the Grand Central Mall in Parkersburg on Dec. 6, with bus for transportation.

Stefanie Suter, TCHS Head Cheer Coach, approved for the girls to compete in the WVSSAC Single A State Cheer Tournament in Charleston on Dec. 12, with bus for transportation.

Bryce Negie, choir director, approved for the Tyler Consolidated Middle School Choir to perform at the New Martinsville and Sistersville Genesis Health Care Centers on Dec. 18, with bus for transportation.

Bernadette Hood approved for her children, Victoria Hood, Elijah Hood, and Noah Hood to cross county lines in order to continue attending Tyler County Schools for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year.

Under personnel: The board approved the following

Resignation of Jacob Myer as assistant Tyler County Middle School girls basketball coach effective immediately.

Jacob Myer as head girls’ basketball coach, TCMS, effective Dec. 2.

Nancy Richmond, substitute teacher, countywide, pending CIB results.

Julianna Brooke Roberts, substitute teacher, countywide, effective Dec. 2.

Board members also approved the minutes from the Nov. 17 regular meeting and the Nov. 24 special meeting.

They also allowed and authorized the payment of bills.

The next regular meeting of the board will be held on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Tyler County Board of Education office on Dodd Street, Middlebourne.