Warner Bailey is in his 11th year as the Director of Choral Activities in Boonville, where he teaches grades 6-12 for the Boonville R-1 School District. He is in his 29th year of education. Mr. Bailey started his career as an accompanist for choirs, soloists, and small ensembles in the North Kansas City area, at Park Hill and Oak Park High Schools, then moved to Kansas City, Kansas, and served as accompanist at Washington High School. After earning his certification, he taught for 8 years at Northwest Middle School and Coronado Middle School. In 2012 he returned to Missouri to his alma mater, Boonville High School.
Throughout his career, Mr. Bailey’s choirs, soloists and small ensembles have
received Exemplary and Outstanding ratings for their performances at district and state festivals as well as having students selected into the Missouri All-State Choir. His choirs at Boonville High School have given two performances at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, and most recently they performed a premier work at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Mr. Bailey is actively involved in the Missouri Choral Directors Association (MCDA), previously serving for 6 years as the West Central Representative. He is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA), the National Association for Music Education (NAFME), and Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA). Warner has been married to his wife, Kim, for 30 years and they have 3 children, Jonah (16), Jacob (23), Joshua (26) and his wife Jacie. Warner and Kim are proud grandparents of Emery Iris, and eagerly look forward to the arrival of their second granddaughter in August.