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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
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,
Died - July 6,
Daughter - Roxanne Rohrs
Brother - Kenneth Vernon Rohrs
Born - March 18, 1924
Father - Vernon Kirlin Rohrs
Mother - Ellen (Rademacher) Rohrs
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