Gregory L. Christensen received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree in Music Education from Grand Valley State College and continued his studies at Central Michigan University. He began his career in 1982 and has served as the director of bands at Carsonville-Port Sanilac Schools, Port Huron Northern High School, Forest Hills Northern High School and Middle School, Forest Hills Eastern High School and Middle School, Forest Hills Central High School and has served as the District Music Facilitator for the Forest Hills School District.
Mr. Christensen is a retired music teacher from Forest Hills Public Schools.
In 1990, Mr. Christensen was selected by his colleagues as the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) “Band Director of the Year” for District 16 and has received the “Outstanding Educator Award” from the University of Chicago.
During his career, Greg has served as the Associate Conductor of the Saint Clair Community College Band, Director and Founder of the Sanilac Community Band, Director and Co- Founder of the East Shore Honors Band, Guest Conductor of the Sanilac County Honors Band, Director of the Forest Hills Wind Band, Guest Conductor of the MSBOA District 16 Honors Band and the Director of The Beltline Big Band. He has also conducted numerous band clinics throughout the state and has served as an adjudicator at many pre-district band festival concerts.
He currently serves as the Musical Director of the Forest Hills Adult Community Band, and is the co-director of “Ein Prosit”. During the summer Greg has served as a conductor of Middle School Band sessions at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Conductor of the level 3-4 Blue Lake Adult Band, and in 2015, served as the Assistant Director of the Blue Lake International Adult Band.
2016-2018 FHACB Board
President: Russell Van Vlack
Vice President: Ken Patten
Treasurer: Kim Buchan
Secretary: Liz Ginebaugh
Membership: Jackie Dennen
Librarian: Raymond Stakenas
Marketing: Emily Renkert
Bands on the Grand Festival Coordinator: Valerie Peacock
Members-At-Large: James Aaron, Darren Willey