PRACTICE LOGS ARE DUE EVERY FRIDAY SIGNED AND PLACED IN THE BLACK WIRE BASKET BY THE BAND ROOM OFFICE. YOU MUST PRACTICE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES A DAY FOR 6 DAYS FOR A TOTAL OF 180 MINUTES!!
BAND MEMBERS NEED TOP SIGN AND TURN IN THE LAST PAGE OF THE BAND HANDBOOK FOR A GRADE!
T-SHIRT ORDER FORMS WENT OUT AND NEED TO BE FILLED OUT AND RETURNED TO MR. KNERR TO GET THE CORRECT SIZE SHIRT FOR THIS YEAR. STUDENTS WILL GET A T-SHIRT IF THEY HAVE PAID THEIR BAND FEE!
- Your Horn and equipment
- 3 Ring Binder with: Standards of Excellence Book and Fundamental Scale book by Steve Hedrick
- 3 Reeds
Mr. Knerr graduated the University of South Alabama in 2007 with a degree and Music Education where he went on to teach in the Moile County Public School System for 5 years. He then taught at Baldwin County Schools for 3 years and now in his 9th year of teaching Middle School Band.
Mr. Knerr started his band Career in High school. He was taught under Roy King at Pine Forest High in Pensacola, FL. Mr. King inspired Mr. Knerr to be a band director. Mr. King went on to be the Athletic Band Director for LSU Marching Band for 16 years.
Mr. Knerr Marched in the prestigious Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps for 2 seasons where Boston placed 9th and 11th overall in the world. Mr. Knerr then volunteered with the organization in the later years.
During this whole time, Mr. Knerr was working with area high school bands such as Davidson, Murphy, Baker and more. Mr. Knerr started his teaching career at Satsuma High as an assistant director while teaching Belsaw and Calcedeaver Elementary school band programs.
He went later on to teach North Mobile K-8, where he took the band to superior ratings in 2 years. The group kept on getting 1's at every contest they went to. In addition, the Titan band was the first to go and preform at Disney in Downtown Disney. Mr. Knerr had 2 pieces of work commissioned for the band. The Titan band had the youngest Mobile County Honor Band Member ever (5th Grade) make the cut.
Mr. Knerr then went to Spanish Fort Middle school where he grew the program from 120 students to 205 in 3 years. In addition, his band received superiors ever year he was their. The band preformed at the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Music Festival under Colonel Bourgeois as a judge. The band won 1st in their division and beat 4 other High School Bands/Orchestras