Greg McKenzie

Greg McKenzie

Teacher, Band

B.M. Instrumental Education with Minor in Mathematics, James Madison University 

Mr. McKenzie was born in North Dakota but raised in Londonderry. As a member of the Londonderry High School Marching Lancers, he performed a halftime show for the New England Patriots at the old Foxboro Stadium and in parades in New York City, Washington, D.C., Disney World, Disneyland, and the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

For college, Mr. McKenzie looked outside of New England and attended James Madison University in Virginia – a public university with strong academic standards and the largest collegiate marching band in the country. With the Marching Royal Dukes, Mr. McKenzie marched in the 2001 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, two Presidential Inaugural Parades, and went on performance tours of the French Riviera and Greece. Mr. McKenzie has been employed as a Band Director in Londonderry and Bedford in New Hampshire and Sterling, Massachusetts.

He has also been on the instructional staff of the marching band at Londonderry High School since 1998 – helping them to prepare and travelling with them for many performances including St. Patrick's Day Parades in New York City and Washington, D.C., two Rose Bowl Parades, two Presidential Inaugural Parades, and a 2008 pre-Olympic tour of China.

As a performer, Mr. McKenzie plays lead Alto Sax for the Windham Swing Band. He has also performed as a guest saxophonist with the Ridgewood Concert Band (based out of Ridgewood, NJ) on a 2009 tour of Brazil and a 2010 tour of Europe.

In addition to his passion for music, Mr. McKenzie is an avid sports fan. He makes an annual pilgrimage to Fenway Park to see his beloved Red Sox and also strongly roots for the Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and his college alma mater. Questions? If you have any questions about the Band Program at The Founders Academy, don't hesitate to email me at [email protected]. I will try to do my best to answer as much as I can.
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