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    Name: Bob Dorries - Performing Arts Dept Chair.
    Room Number(s): #042 (bandroom) / #050 (Bandroom Annex & Piano Lab)
    Subject(s): Wind Ensemble (Concert Band), Intermediate Band, Beginning Band and MS Music History.
    Building Phone: Main Office: (314) 773-0027
    Teacher Message: Welcome Back! Though we are starting this new school year out virtually, I will be delivering content to all of my classes from the McKinley bandoom via live streaming over our Microsoft Teams platforms. All band and music history class assignments will be posted on both Microsoft Teams and SIS. There is a separate team for each band class and each of my music history classes. Students should check their district e-mail account for access to their particular team and assignment(s).
    Please feel free to e-mail me if you have questions about any of our band and/or music history assignments. I check in on both my district and personal e-mail accounts several times each day as well as activity on my Microsoft Teams account for each of my classes. I look forward to seeing everyone again in person, hopefully very soon, but until then, I ask that you please stay healthy, safe and use your music, whatever it may be, to help keep you calm and focused. 
    Biography: Mr. Dorries holds a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Lindenwood University, a B.S. in Music Education from Webster University and an A.A. in Communication Arts/Broadcasting from St. Louis Community College. He currently holds Missouri administrative certifications as Secondary Principal (Grades 7-12) and Elementary Principal (Grades K-8) as well as Missouri teaching certifications in K-12 Instrumental Music, Gifted Education, and AP Music Theory. Mr. Dorries is the McKinley Performing Arts Department Chairperson as well as the Building Steward for Local 420 AFT. The 2020-21 school year will be Mr. Dorries nineteenth year as McKinley's Band Director. He specializes in woodwind and percussion instruction, teaches privately when possible, and resides in Webster Groves, Missouri with his wife Trisha and housecat Tigerlily.