Bob Gross, Board Member
Robert E. Gross, former Commander of the 91st
Division Band, United States Army, is active professionally in the music field. He has been a frequent adjudicator at music festivals all over Northern California, and is a retired music
teacher, School Principal, and Coordinator of Instrumental Music for the Lodi Unified School District. He was a teacher and administrator in California Public Schools for thirty-four years,
retiring from public education on June 30, 2000, and retiring from the United States Army on April 1, 2004.
Mr. Gross is a member of the California Music Educator’s Association,
Northern California Band Association, American School Band Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Texas Bandmasters
Association, and the California Band Directors Association. He is also a member of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association, The
Association of the United States Army and the Reserve Officers Association of the United States.
Robert Gross is the Director of the Lodi Community Band, which is affiliated
with the San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. In addition, Bob plays French Horn in the Stockton Concert Band, also affiliated with San
Joaquin Delta College, and, occasionally, the Pleasanton Community Concert
Band, Pleasanton, California. Prior to becoming the Commander of the 91st Division Band in 1982, Bob was a member of the 59th Army Band, Sacramento,
California; the 433rd Army Band, Fort Irwin, California; and the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 49th Infantry Division Artillery, Stockton, California.
Bob has also attended the Army Element, Armed Forces School of Music, Naval
Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Virginia; the California Military Academy, Camp San Luis Obispo, California; and the Adjutant General’s School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Conservatory of Music, and a
Master in Arts Degree from the School of Education, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. He describes himself as a true lover of music and the arts.
He is a Knight Templar of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of
Jerusalem, Priory of St. Francis, is active in Rotary International, the United Methodist Church, serves as Vice President of the Lodi Community Concerts
Association, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lodi Veteran’s Memorial Plaza Foundation, and promotes the education of young people and adults in our society.
Bob enjoys model trains and lives in Lodi with his wife.