During his time at JSU, Mr. Loehr was very involved with the music department and performed in numerous ensembles. Those groups included Saxophone Choir, A Capella Choir, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Band, and the Marching Southerners. In 1994, Mr. Loehr held the position of drum major for the Marching Southerners. Mr. Loehr’s marching experience also extends into Drum and Bugle Corps International as a member of Spirit of Atlanta. In 1991, he was assistant drum major, in 1992 he marched soprano, and in 1994 he was head drum major.
Mr. Loehr began his teaching career in 1998 as director at Needwood Middle School in Brunswick, Georgia. While there, he was a member of both the Jekyll Island Big Band and the Coastal Georgia Community Band. In addition to his duties at Needwood MS, he also served as assistant director to the Brunswick High School band program.
In 2000, Mr. Loehr moved to the Atlanta area to take a director’s position at Smitha Middle School in Cobb County. During this time, he also worked with Osborne High School and McEachern High School in the capacity of a marching/symphonic instructor. Mr. Loehr has been the Director of Instrumental Studies at Woodstock High School since 2002.
Mr. Loehr is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Professional Music Fraternity), Omicron Delta Kappa (Honorary Leadership Society), Georgia Music Educators Association, and MENC (The National Association for Music Education). In 1999, Mr. Loehr received the Sally Mae Most Outstanding First Year Teacher for Needwood Middle School. In April of 2004, Mr. Loehr received the Woodstock High “Teacher of The Month” award.