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Bob Chreste
Bob Chreste




Bob Chreste is an active arranger, consultant, and adjudicator. Chreste 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. Chreste currently works as an educational consultant for the music education software, MuseClass. He is also currently the Assistant Brass Caption Head for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps and has previously worked with Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, and The Cadets. He is one of only a few instructors in Drum Corps International (DCI) that have been a brass caption head and a visual caption head at a DCI finalist corps. 

Chreste has been a clinician at The Midwest Clinic, Music for All Summer Symposium, Texas Bandmasters Association, and many other conferences. He also adjudicates for Bands of America; Winter Guard International; Texas Music Adjudicators Association; and several other local, regional, and state-level circuits. 

Chreste holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Houston and a Master of Music degree in Conducting from Sam Houston State University.