Robert E. Foster has an extensive background as a music educator, conductor, adjudicator, and as a composer and arranger. He has served as a successful band director at the junior high school, high school, and university levels, and he has conducted and/or adjudicated throughout the United States and Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan and Singapore.
He is Professor of Music in the School of Music at the University of Kansas, where he has been on the faculty since 1971. He is past president of the American Bandmasters Association, the National Band Association, the Southwest Division of College Band Directors National Association, and of the Big Twelve Conference Band Directors Association. He is the conductor of the award winning Lawrence City Band. In 2006, he was inducted into the National Band Association Hall of Fame of Distinguished Conductors. In 2010, he was inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Hall of Fame.
Foster is the President and CEO of the John Philip Sousa Foundation, and has been actively involved in the promotion and performances of the music of John Philip Sousa. He worked with the Instrumentalist magazine as guest editor to produce their Sousa Sesquicentennial issue in November, 2004. He has edited new critical editions of Sousa’s music, as well as of the music of Henry Fillmore. His impersonation of John Philip Sousa in Sousa Concerts has been a huge success, selling out concert halls in several different states. In July, 2006 he served as conductor of the National Band Association National Community Band in Las Vegas, again serving as Mr. Sousa in a gala concert called Sousa on the Strip.
Mr. Foster brings a wealth of experience, background, and knowledge about traditional marches, and the concerts that were performed by Mr. Sousa and his great band, and by the legendary band leader, Henry Fillmore.
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation Band Arrangements 136th U.S.A. Field Artillery CB142 2:22 Concert Band The Black Mask
CB149 2:22 Concert Band The Circus Bee CB125 Concert Band The Crosley March(arr.) CB120 Concert Band The Footlifter CB124 Concert Band Golden Friendships CB128 Concert Band Golden Plume
CB139 2:33 Concert Band His Excellency CB127 Concert Band His Honor
CB118 Concert Band His Honor CFD6 Concert Band An Introduction To Arban’s Conservatory Method for Trumpet O5504 Trumpet King Karl King CB132 Concert Band The Klaxon
CB146 2:14 Concert Band Light Cavalry
CB119 Concert Band Lightning Fingers CB143 4:04 Concert Band Man Of The Hour CB131 Concert Band Men Of Ohio
CB136 Concert Band Miami CB130 Concert Band Morning, Noon and Night In Vienna
CB123 Concert Band My First Arban O5506 Horn in F My First Arban O5505 Trombone My First Arban O5507 Tuba Noble Men CB121 Concert Band North-South College All Stars CB133 Concert Band The Orange Bowl(arr.) CB126 Concert Band Our Own Red, White and Blue
March and One Step(arr.)
CB148 1:48 Concert Band Rolling Thunder
CB147 1:26 Concert Band Shoutin’ Liza Trombone CB122 Concert Band Stars and Stripes for Christmas CFD12 Band Stars and Stripes for Christmas(arr.) SPS18 Concert Band Teddy Trombone
A Brother to Miss Trombone
CB144 2:42 Concert Band Troopers Tribunal
CB137 Concert Band The U.S. of A. Armed Forces
CB145 2:55 Concert Band The Victorious First
CB138 2:40 Concert Band Vigor CFD4 Concert Band (We’re) Men Of Florida CB129 Concert Band Drag Here to Add To List