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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: During our extended spring break I will send out weekly updates to all band and music history classes. These will include all practice card/practice log and listening log assignments with revised due dates as necessary. Please continue to practice your instrument(s), stay home and stay healthy. All band and music history class assignments are now posted on Microsoft Teams. There is a separate team available for each band class and one team for both 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. Starting Monday, April 6th I will be signed on and available to answer individual e-mailed questions from any of my students from 11AM to 1PM each day.
    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. The 2019-20 school year will be Mr. Dorries eighteenth 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.