Midway R-I School District

Cleveland - Freeman - Lake Annette - West Line

5801 E State Route 2, Cleveland, MO 64734 | Phone: (816) 250-2994 | Fax: (816) 899-2823


Midway Schools Mourn Passing of Beloved Music Teacher

The Midway school community is deeply saddened by the passing Saturday, March 23rd, of its vocal music teacher Brad Meredith. Mr. Meredith succumbed to a long fight with multiple myeloma after being diagnosed last August.

Brad Meredith began his tenure at Midway in August, 2013. A Dodge City, Kansas native, Mr. Meredith began teaching in the early 1980s. His career included teaching positions in Kansas, Oklahoma and Florida before Midway.

Under Mr. Meredith’s passionate guidance the vocal music program at Midway has flourished. Brad saw the need for musical theater as a necessary component of the music program. Audiences have been delighted by the productions of Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Grease, High School Musical and Brigadoon. Christmas and spring concerts have received rave reviews from parents and grandparents, and we’ve all stood spellbound listening to the high school chorus’s a cappella performance of our national anthem at ball games. Our chorus ensembles and soloists have represented Midway High School well at state contests.

An ordained minister, Mr. Meredith served the Midway community further by taking on the duties as pastor of Cleveland Christian Church.

Sincere sympathies are shared with Mr. Meredith’s widow Debbie and his extended family.

Midway schools express heartfelt thanks for the six years of service Brad Meredith provided in guiding our vocal music program to new heights. He will be greatly missed.

Details for Mr. Meredith’s memorial service are being finalized and will be announced on the district’s website and social media pages. A fitting memorial for Mr. Meredith will also be determined and announced at a later date.

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