Kevin Manley, Director FFE

Kevin Manley, Director

Kevin Manley, is in his 32nd year of teaching with Findlay City Schools where he directs three concert choirs and the Findlay First Edition show choir.  His concert choirs have consistently earned Superior Ratings at Ohio Music Education Association Adjudicated Events, and he has been a clinician at the OMEA State Convention.  During his 18 years as director of Findlay First Edition, the group was the FAME New York Grand Champion, FAME Chicago Grand Champion, as well as 46 other Grand Championships and numerous caption awards for Best Vocals, Best Choreography, and Best Instrumental Combo.  Kevin is a member of OMEA and ACDA. He holds a BM and MM in Choral Music Education from Bowling Green State University.  He has been named the Findlay Rotary Club teacher of the year, the Findlay High School Teacher of the Year, and the Three Rivers Athletic Conference Girls Golf Coach of the Year.

andrew haines, Choreographer

Andrew Haines, is in his 40th year as a freelance choreographer and has worked extensively throughout the world of show choir.  A graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in business, he began choreographing to pay for college.  As a self-taught dancer, he has achieved recognition for his creativity, wit, and ability to educate through the art of dance.  Andrew has choreographed over 100 musicals, state pageants for the Miss America program, and USO shows overseas.  His work has claimed numerous awards over the years, including 17 national show choir championships with groups from Grosse Pointe South High School in Michigan, Center Grove High School in Indiana, Findlay High School in Ohio, Cedar Rapids Jefferson in Iowa, Manchester High School in Virginia and Broughton High School in North Carolina.