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Brian NeSmith has been the Choral Director at East Bay High School since 1999, a tenure that spans his entire teaching career.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL.  He also earned the Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida.  During his time at East Bay the Choral Department has grown from a membership of 56 singers to a membership of over 160.  He is a member of the Florida Vocal Association, the Florida Music Educators Association, National Association for School Music, and the American Choral Directors Association.  He has served as a Choir Chairperson and Overall Chairman for the Hillsborough All-County Honor Choruses.  He has also served as District Coordinator for District 7 of the FVA, as well as on the State Board of the FVA as District 7 Chairperson.

 

Mr. NeSmith is married to Theresa NeSmith, who is a talented professional photographer.  She was previously the Choral Director at East Bay's primary feeder school, Eisenhower Middle School.  They have three children:  Joshua, Luke, and Laurel.  They attend Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, FL, where they sing in the Celebration Choir.