International Vice President
Mike Townsend, retired Supervisor of Music of the Grande Prairie Public School District, taught music for 40 years. Though principally a “bandsman”, Mr. Townsend was proud to be at the helm of a total music program that gave equal emphasis to band, choir, and orchestra.
Mike is presently a member of Alberta Band Association, the World Association of Marching Show Bands, Phi Beta Mu – Mu Alpha, and Regional Coordinator for MusicFest Canada. Mike has served on the board of Canadian Band Directors Association, Alberta Band Association, and Music Alberta.
He has been a recipient of the Tommy Banks Jazz Educators Award, the Alberta Band Association’s David Peterkin Award of Excellence, and Vondis Miller Legacy Award.