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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 to "in-person" learning this year!  It is terrific to be able to be with all of you again in our bandroom. This year, 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 making music again together, in person, in all of our bands. I ask that you please stay healthy, safe, and use your music, whatever it may be, to help keep you calm and focused. 
    My Teaching Schedule this year is as follows:
    1st Period) Prep Period/No Classes
    2nd Period) Beginning Band (Brass & Percussion)
    3rd Period) MS Music History Class
    4th Period) Wind Ensemble
    5th Period) Prep Period/No Classes
    6th Period) Beginning Band (Woodwinds & Percussion)
    7th Period) MS Music History Class
    8th Period) Intermediate Band
    9th Period) Advisory/Mentor Period (6th Grade) 
    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 McKinley Building Steward for Local 420 AFT. The 2021-22 school year will be Mr. Dorries twentieth 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.