Michael Wells

Director of Bands

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Mike Wells currently serves as the Director of Bands for Plymouth-Canton Educational Park in Canton, MI. Mike holds a B.M. in Euphonium Performance from Western Michigan University and Post-Baccalaureate teaching certificate in music from Westfield State University in Westfield, MA.

Mike is currently in his 4th year at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park. Prior to his appointment, Mike served as Associate Director and worked extensively with the nationally acclaimed Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band. During his time at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, the P-CEP Band program has earned consistent superior ratings at MSBOA district and state band festival, in addition to performing as a premier ensemble at the Michigan Music Conference. Students from P-CEP have also had the distinct pleasure of consistently representing the program on a state level as members of the MSBOA All-State ensembles each year.

Mike oversees the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Band Program, an all-inclusive program drawing from more than 6,200 students in attending 3 high schools on the same campus. Included in the P-CEP Band program are five concert ensembles, Marching Band, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Jazz Band, and several chamber ensembles.

During his time at P-CEP, the Plymouth-Canton Marching Band has been awarded several MCBA State Championship, BOA Regional Finalist, and BOA Grand National Semi-Finalist awards.

Aside from serving as Director of Bands at P-CEP, Mike is also a sought after drill writer, designing visual programs for ensembles in Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Virginia among others. These ensembles have enjoyed success at numerous BOA events and earned several State and Regional Championships as well as visual awards. Mike has had the privilege of designing Internationally as well, having designed drill for the DCE Champion and DCI Open Class Finalist Jubal Drum & Bugle Corps from Dordrecht, Holland. Additionally, has been actively involved in the drum corps activity since 2008 and served in several roles for many corps, including the Boston Crusaders, Blue Knights, Troopers, and Teal Sound.

Mike is the recipient of the Activities teacher of the year award from Plymouth High School for outstanding dedication and service to the students of the P-CEP Band Program.

Mike currently resides in Canton with his wife, Alyssa who is an accomplished Musicologist. Together they have a dog, Gustav, and cat, Leo. As an alumnus of P-CEP, Mike owes his passion for music to his time spent playing in the concert and marching ensembles of the Plymouth Canton Community Schools.