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Meet the Staff

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Mr. Gene Seese

Director of Choral Activities

AP Music Theory/Literary Coordinator

Chair, Fine Arts Department

Mr. Seese is in his 13th year as director of the NFHS Choirs and his 26th year as a music educator. Mr. Seese has directed middle & high school choral programs in Colorado, New Mexico, Florida and Georgia. Choirs under his direction have consistently received Superior ratings at local, regional and national competitions. The NFHS Chamber Singers had the privilege of performing at the Georgia Music Educator’s Association In Service Conference in Savannah, GA, January 2015. In 2020, the Advanced Women's Choir "Cantamus" was accepted and performed virtually in January of 2021. They will perform in person at the GMEA Conference this January.

In addition to his duties as NFHS Choral Director, Mr. Seese is the Director of Music for Grace Presbyterian Church in Dawsonville, Choral Chair for GMEA District 9 and is pursuing his Masters of Music Education/Conducting at Colorado State University. He has had the privilege of directing the Forsyth County MS Mixed Honor Choir in February 2010, the Senior Men’s Chorus for the District 9 Honor Chorus in November 2011, the 9/10 Mixed Honor Choir for District 13 in October 2015 and will conduct the District 14 Senior Mixed Choir this November.

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Donna Bailey

Accompanist

We are thrilled to have Mrs. Bailey returning as the Raider Chorus accompanist. Mrs. Bailey is well known throughout Forsyth County and the North Metro area as an excellent & sought after pianist & organist. She has accompanied for several area schools and is the former director at Silver City. Mrs. Bailey accompanies several area choirs and has accompanied the Forsyth County MS Honor Choirs. She is also active as a local private piano instructor. Mrs. Bailey brings over 30 years of experience to our program and we are excited to welcome her back for another amazing year!

NFHS Raider Chorus

Director of Music and NFHS Fine Arts Chair Gene Seese has been able to encourage and inspire many students to do what they love and push them to their full potential!  Chamber, Cantamus, Bella Voce and Raider Chorale are among the varied choirs that are offered within the Raider Chorus program. Locally, regionally and nationally recognized for achievement, our program has shown a level of excellence and expectation for our students to work hard and have fun! We hope that you are able to join us and help us sing with passion!

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