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Dennis Kerlin Rohrs

Born - Friday, November 26, 1929

Married - Saturday, August 19, 1950

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska







Dennis K. Rohrs joined the

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

faculty as director of bands in 1963.

He devoted 27 years to the

UW-Whitewater community,

five of which were spent

as Chair of the Music Department.

 As Chair, Dr. Rohrs played a key role in both

the establishment of the

Bachelor of Music degree and the accreditation of the

UW-Whitewater Music Department

by the National Association of Schools in Music.

As director of bands, he did much to increase

the visibility of the music department,

including creating opportunities for the

Warhawk Marching Band to perform

during two half-time shows at professional football games. He is also known for his life membership

to both Music Educators National Conference

and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

for which he served two terms

as Governor of province 29.


In addition to activities connected to his academic post,

Dr. Rohrs has always contributed

to the musical life of his community.

He served as choir director at First Methodist Church

and has been a director or member of various

community bands and choruses.

Dr. Rohrs retired from UW-Whitewater in 1990.

The Dennis Rohrs Band Scholarship Endowment

was established in December 1999.

The Endowment provides an award each year

 for an outstanding Music Education major with an emphasis in wind or percussion instruments.





Wife - Margaret E. (Ritchie) Rohrs

Born - 1932 - Nebraska



Father - Arleene B. Ritchie

Born - December 10, 1904 

Died - December 1986


Mother - Ruth G. (Caldwell) Ritchie

Born - October 19, 1905 

Died - July 6, 1999



Daughter - Roxanne Rohrs



Brother - Kenneth Vernon  Rohrs

Born - March 18, 1924



Father - Vernon Kirlin Rohrs

Mother - Ellen (Rademacher) Rohrs


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