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  Robert Krueger, Director of Bands

                       3985 Keewahdin Road,

                       Fort Gratiot, Mi 48059

         Office Phone: 810-984-6544 ext. 2221

Fort Gratiot Director of Bands, Robert Krueger, is an alumnus of Eastern Michigan University where he earned a degree in Music Education. While at EMU, he studied saxophone with Dr. Woody Chenoweth and conducting with Dr. Mary Schneider. 

Since being hired at Fort Gratiot, the bands have seen consistent growth in band enrollment, retention, and continuation into Port Huron Northern's Band Program. Recent performance highlights include performing The National Anthem at Comerica Park for a Detroit Tigers Game, and collaborating with living composer Erin Lilliefors to commission and give the world premiere of Afterglow Overture. In addition to his role at Fort Gratiot, Mr. Krueger is the Assistant Director/Percussion Caption Head for the Port Huron Northern High School Marching Band and the director of PHN's competitive indoor percussion group, Port Huron Northern Thunder.

 

Outside of school, Mr. Krueger is working on his Masters Degree at Oakland University where he studies conducting with Dr. Greg Cunningham and Saxophone Performance with Dr. Jeffery Heisler. Additional conducting studies have included instruction from Mr. Rob Ash, Director of Bands at Huron High School, Mr. Timothy Krohn, Director of Orchestras at Huron High School, Professor Craig Kirchhoff, Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota, and Damien Crutcher, co founder and CEO of Crescendo Detroit.