Ballard County Schools has named Brant Veal as its successful candidate for the position of choir director at Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools.
Veal spent the last four years teaching choir at Marshall County High School, and has been in the profession for seven and a half years there and at St. Mary Schools. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University, and will earn his master’s degree from MSU in August in music education. He is the husband of Ballard’s immediate past choir director, Samantha Veal, who left this summer to take a similar post in Paducah.
Veal says he knows a lot of the current choir members at Ballard, having taken his own Marshall County choir members to the same All State, KMEA and Southern Division events as Ballard students. “I just want to continue a positive relationship with them,” he said.
Veal said he wanted to continue the success of the choral programs here. He said the level of community support and small-town feeling at Ballard was very attractive. “Seeing that in the public school arena is very different,” he said. “I’m looking forward to a new beginning, and a new chapter in my teaching career here.”
BCMS Principal Amber Parker said, “I am very excited about having Brant Veal join our team at BCMS. He understands first-hand all the blood, sweat, and tears that went into building the excellent program by his wife and predecessor. I know that he will continue the excellence that has been established at Ballard County Schools, and I’m looking forward to seeing what new ideas Mr. Veal adds to the program.”
He and his wife have twin daughters, who will continue to attend Ballard County schools.