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    Name: Bob Dorries - Fine & Related Arts Dept Chair.
     
    Room Number(s): #042 (bandroom) / #050 (Bandroom Annex & Piano Lab)
    Subject(s): Wind Ensemble (Concert Band), Intermediate Band, Beginning Band and HS Music History.
    Building Phone: Main Office: (314) 773-0027
     
     
    Teacher Message: Congratulations to the 2018 McKinley Goldbug Wind Ensemble (First Place HS Band at Worlds of Fun and Six-Flags Music Festivals), the 2018 McKinley Goldbug Jazz Band (First Place HS Jazz Band at Worlds of Fun and Six-Flags Music Festivals, Outstanding Ensemble Awards (two) at the Kansas City Jazz Summit), and the 2018 McKinley Goldbug Percussion Ensemble (First Place HS Percussion Ensemble at Worlds of Fun and Six-Flags Music Festivals). Let's go win more national championships at the OrlandoFest Music Festival at Universal Studios-Orlando, Florida in April 2019!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    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 Fine and Related Arts Department Chairperson. The 2018-19 school year will be Mr. Dorries seventeenth 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 housecats Tigerlily and Pearl.