Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School, West Greenwich, RI
Gregg Charest has been the director of bands at Exeter-West Greenwich Regional Jr/Sr High School in West Greenwich, RI since 2002. Under his direction, the size of the Band program has tripled, and continues to grow. Mr. Charest was Exeter-West Greenwich District Teacher of the Year in 2011, a Finalist for RI State Teacher of the year in 2012, and in 2012 was named as one of “50 Teachers Who Make a Difference” by School Band and Orchestra magazine. Mr. Charest is a percussionist, and performs regularly with the “Coastline Swing Band” on drumset, and with his own “Island Time Steel Band” on double tenor steel drums.