• Hello!! 

    I am Mrs. Knowles, (the former Miss Hachten!) and this will be my 17th year here at Allegany-Limestone. For my first five years in the district, I conducted the 5th and 6th grade bands and taught the instrumental lessons throughout the district in all three buildings.  This will be my 12th year teaching the 7th – 12th grade instrumental lessons and conducting the Junior and Senior High Bands.  I am looking forward to this challenge again this year!   

    I enjoy working in such a wonderful school district, but more importantly; I am thrilled to be working with my students…who are a wonderful group of talented and dedicated students!

    In 2004 I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Fredonia State University, where I studied French horn with Dr. Marc Guy.  I also received my Master's Degree in Music Education from Fredonia in 2006.
    I am not only an educator; I am also a professional musician.  I eagerly jump at every musical opportunity, which has allowed me to play my French horn in many different types of music groups.  I currently am a member of the Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra, the German American Musicians, Inc. (an organization that I was also the Vice President of 2005-2019), and the Lancaster Town Band. While working in Allegany, I have also played in the various musicals the Olean Community Theater Group has performed.

    In addition, I keep busy on the weekends teaching private lessons and working at a family business in Buffalo, New York making Life O' Wood Furniture Polish.  When I can find the time, I enjoy golfing, playing softball, skeet shooting, gardening, attending different musical performances, and spending time with my friends and family.

    Should you have any questions about concert dates, rehearsal schedules; are in need of any paperwork for lessons or want to listen to our band music examples, please check out the website.  If you have a question that can't be answered or found on the website, please contact me via phone or email.

    Office Phone:  375-6600 x 2282

    Email: mknowles@alcsny.org