RONALD C. KNOENER, is retired after teaching for 23 years and managing a music store for 12 years. He is a graduate of Lakeland College (BA, 1969) and Vandercook College of Music (MM Ed, 1980.) He studied arranging with Edgar P. Thiessen and Forrest Buchtel. His works for concert band have been published by Daehn Publications and Bandworks Publications, and his music for euphonium/tuba ensemble and brass quintet have been published by PEL Publications and the Tuba/Euphonium Press. His music has been performed by middle school, high school, college/university, community, and military bands in Wisconsin and across the United States. Ron was the principal euphonium player in the Kiel, WI, Municipal Band for 38 years, and now is a member of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He has served as soloist with high school, college, and community bands.
Ron and his wife Diane are both Civil War re-enactors during the spring, summer, and fall months. Ron is a member of the 4th United States Artillery, Battery A, Cushing’s Battery, and he and Diane are members of the Historical Timekeepers, a civilian reenactment group. They have three daughters, and a Standard Schnauzer, Baron, who thinks he runs things at home. They reside in Plymouth, Wisconsin.