||Bob Chreste currently works in product development with the music education software, MuseClass. He is also an active arranger, consultant, and adjudicator residing in central Texas. Bob spent 16 years as a high school band director at several prominent programs in Texas. During his career, his bands have won the UIL Texas state championship, multiple Bands of America class championships, and several other local marching contests across Texas.
Mr. Chreste is currently on the brass staff for the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps and has previously worked with Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, and The Cadets. Bob is one of only a few instructors in DCI that have been a brass caption head and a visual caption head at a DCI finalist corps. He is also an educational clinician for Conn-Selmer and Ultimate Drill Book.
Bob has been a clinician at the Midwest Clinic, Music for All Summer Symposium, Texas Bandmasters Association, and many other conferences. Mr. Chreste adjudicated for Bands of America, Winter Guard International, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and several other local, regional, and state level circuits.
His educational background includes receiving his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Houston and his Master of Music in Conducting degree from Sam Houston State University.