Robert E. Foster, Jr. teaches at the collegiate level and is recognized for establishing award-winning public school band programs with both the middle school and the high school bands in Eudora, Kansas. He is the band director at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Prior to accepting that position he served as Associate Director of Bands at Texas Christian University and at the University of Maryland where he was responsible for the athletic bands.
He has written numerous customized marching shows and musical arrangements for collegiate and competitive high school marching bands, and he is active as a clinician, adjudicator and composer. He was commissioned to write a new work for the first annual John Philip Sousa Honor Band in Kansas, which was premiered in February 2004. Foster received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Kansas, and his Master of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois. He has also completed doctoral work in conducting and music education at the University of North Texas. His professional memberships include the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, Kansas Bandmasters Association, Kansas Music Educators Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.