Long Beach, Mississippi

Associate Choral Director

Mr. Brian Chancey

      Mr. Chancey is in his 15th year as Associate Director of Choirs for the Long Beach Choirs.  Mr Chancey is a Government Quality Assurance Specialist for the Defense Contract Management Agency at Northrop Grumman Aerospace.  He has a Associates of Arts Degree in Music Education from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and is pursuing a Bachelor's of Music.  He is a 1984 graduate of Ocean Springs High School.  Upon graduation he joined the United States Air Force and worked for the Hurricane Hunters before retiring after 22 years of service.  During this time he attended the University of Southern Mississippi concentrating on Biology and Music Composition. 

     Mr. Chancey has toured with the Long Beach High School Choir throughout Switzerland and Austria and had directed the choir in historic settings such as St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria and St. Michael's Basilica in Mondsee, Austria.

     Mr. Chancey conducts selections for the Chorale at Long Beach High School in addition to serving as Director for the LBHS Men's Quartet, Women's Quartet, Mixed Ensemble, Sextet, and Men's Choir.  He is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Mississippi Music Educator's Association and Youth Cue, a youth choir ministry organization. Brian and his wife, Lena Beth, have on daughter, Robyn and one goodest boy, Timber.



Long Beach High School Concert Choir

Director of Choral Activities

MS. Tammy carney

     Tammy Carney holds Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Music Education at the University of Southern Mississippi.  She is the former Director of Choirs at Madison Central High School where she directed the Concert Choir, Madrigals and Reveille Show Choir.  Over the past 29 years, her choirs and ensembles have been recognized with numerous awards and have performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Grand Ole Opry.  In 2018, Petal Middle School awarded Ms. Carney Teacher of the Year. She was selected as Clinton Junior High Teacher of the Year in 2012 in Clinton, MS.  In 2016, she was honored with the ACDA Ernestine Ferrell Award for Choral Excellence and the Mississippi Music Educator of the Year Award.  She is an active church musician and clinician conducting honor choirs in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Tammy has three sons, Durham, Denton, and Tanner along with her Dachshund named Maisel