Greg Hensel


Greg Hensel serves as the Band Director in the Fine Arts Department at Downers Grove South High School. In addition to conducting the wind bands, Hensel’s responsibilities include the Marching Mustangs, Mustang Pep Band, Jazz Workshop, and Digital Music. Before coming to Downers Grove South in 2012, Hensel briefly taught Choir and General Music at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, IL. 

Hensel completed his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Illinois State University in May of 2012. At Illinois State University, Hensel studied Music Education and Trumpet Performance while performing in a variety of music ensembles. Hensel is currently working on a Masters' Degree in Educational Technology for the American College of Education. 

Hensel has received high praise in his young career including recognition as the IACTE, Outstanding Beginning Teacher in May of 2014. He is also in high demand as a clinician, having presented at the Illinois Reading Council Convention in October of 2014 and the Illinois Music Educator's Conference in January of 2016. 

Follow the DGS band on Twitter @DGS_Bands and visit the Band Booster website here.

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Downers Grove South High School

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Fine Arts