Greg Townsend

Class schedule:
Room B107  Lunch B

Early Bird: Jazz Band

  1. Prep Period
  2. Sem. 1:  Guitar / Sem. 2:  Hip-Hop Production
  3. Terrier Time
  4. Early Release
  5. Band Percussion
  6. Band (Co-taught with K. Wood)
  7. Competitive Band/Honors Band/Marching Guard (Co-taught with K. Wood)

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Marching Terriers

  • CCHS Pep Band

  • Color Guard

  • Spring Musicals

Professional affiliations:

  • National Bandmasters Association

  • Illinois Music Educator's Association

  • National Association for Music Education

  • Music Educator's National Conference

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Music-Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

  • Post-Graduate studies:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois State University, DuQuesne University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Employment History:

  • 1994-1996 Mehlville School District Band Instructor

  • 1996-2000 Althoff Catholic High School, Choral and Instrumental Music

  • 2000-2002 Salem Community High School Band Instructor

  • 2002-Present Carbondale Community High School Instrumental Music

Honors and Awards

  • IMEA District 6 Band Division Chairperson, 2001-2003

  • Multiple Time Who's Who Among America's Teachers

  • 2 Time Who's Who in America

  • District #165 Teacher of the Year 2011-2012

  • IHSA Outstanding Music Educator 2011

  • NFHS Music Association's Outstanding Music Educator Award 2012

Directing Credits

  • Directed the only show choir featured on the Fair St. Louis Honor Band Stage (multiple years)

  • Directed the Illinois Representative to the National Show Choir Competition in 1999

  • Directed the Sweepstakes Winning Instrumental Ensemble for Music in the Parks St. Louis Festival in 1999

  • Directed 3rd place overall Jazz Combo at the Illinois State Jazz Bands Competition in 2002

  • Directed 2nd Place Overall Jazz Combo at the Illinois State Jazz Band Competition, 2012

  • Directed the Grand Champion Concert Band at Holiday World Music Festival, 2010

  • Directed Super City Sounds Grand Champion Marching Band 2010

  • Directed Music & Motion Grand Champion Marching Band 2011 and 2012

CCHS was selected as an All-State Pep Band in2005, 2009 and 2012

Earned many 1st and 2nd place Divisional MarchingBand awards

Many recording credits with CCHS and otherschools as a director

CCHS Received the Marine's Esprit De Corps Award- 2007

Received a MOscar Award from Disneyworld forParade Band, 2013

The CCHS Music Department has qualified in thetop 10 IHSA Division A Music Schools for 7 Consecutive Years

IHSA Division A 2nd Place Music Department 2011,2012, 2013

2nd Place IHSA Solo and Ensemble Band 2012, 2013

2nd Place IHSA Solo and Ensemble Strings 2012

1st Place IHSA Solo and Ensemble Strings 2013