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Ronald C. Knoener

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Ronald C. Knoener


Ronald C. Knoener (11 May 1947, Sheboygan County, Wisc. - 25 December 2019, Plymouth, Wisc.) was an American composer, music educator and businessman.

Mr. Knoener attended Sheboygan schools through middle school and high school, graduated from Lakeland College with a degree in music education in 1969 and earned a master's degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in 1980.

Ron had a well-known passion for music. He played euphonium and percussion, was a school band director for 23 years, helped manage the music store Dreams Unlimited in Plymouth, participated in numerous community bands, composed and arranged over a hundred pieces of music for many different instrumental groupings, and mentored countless students, friends, and family members to play, appreciate, and love music.

He and his wife Diane were Civil War reenactors (artillery) and participate in many events during the spring, summer and fall of each year. He was the principal euphonium in the Kiel Municipal Band for 33 years, and served as soloist with high school, college, and community bands.

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