Bob Chreste is the currently the Director of Bands at Weiss High School in Pflugerville, Texas. Prior to starting the Weiss band program in the Fall of 2017, Mr. Chreste has taught at Stephen F. Austin High School, Cedar Park High School, and Berkner High School. 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 spent several years on the brass faculty for the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps. During his time with Carolina Crown, the brass section won two Jim Ott Memorial High Brass Awards and consistently finished in the top 10 at the DCI World Championships. Bob has also served in a caption head role for both The Cadets and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. He is also an active music arranger, drill writer and clinician in Texas with his own small business, BC Band Solutions. Additionally, Bob is an active adjudicator across the country for marching bands, WGI Winds, and concert bands.
Bob Chreste has an accomplished performing background as well. In 2001 and 2002, he was the conductor and a musician in the Tony and Emmy Award winning musical production, Blast! Prior to that, Bob marched with the Cadets of Bergen County Drum & Bugle Corps from 1996 through 1998.
His educational background includes receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston in 2000 and his Master of Music degree from Sam Houston State University in 2003.
Bob’s professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Texas Music Adjudicators Association, the Association of Texas Professional Educators and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.