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P-CEP Bands Press Releases:

  • P-CEP Wind Ensemble band receives top rankings at MSBOA Festivals and selected to perform at 2019 Michigan Music Conference Julie O'Connor 2018-05-25

    CANTON, MI – “Pen down.” These two words are music to the eyes and ears for any band director as it means their band has captured the full attention of an adjudicator, and they have placed their pen down and are thoroughly enjoying and taking in the band’s performance. These two words were written more than once on evaluations this past school year of the Plymouth-Canton Wind Ensemble, the top band at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (P-CEP). The band programs, led by G. Jonathan Thomann, director of bands, and Michael Wells, associate director of bands, have had an incredible school...

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  • Plymouth-Canton Educational Park’s Winter Percussion ranked 8th in the world Julie O'Connor 2018-04-25

    P-CEP Winter Percussion at World Finals 2018 (Photo: Lynne Cowell)The Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Winter Percussion placed eighth in the Scholastic Open division at the WGI Percussion World Championships last weekend in Dayton, Ohio. The team, comprised of 31 P-CEP students, presented the audience with three amazing performances of their program, Calculating Infinity. In the preliminary round of the Scholastic Marching Open Semifinals, the team had a third place finish in their first round block with a score of 90.400. In the semifinal round, the team received a score of 91.625 in their...

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  • Plymouth-Canton Educational Park’s Winter Guard ranked 2nd in the World Julie O'Connor 2018-04-14

    P-CEP Winterguard at World Finals 2018 (Photo: Julie Aldlhoch)The Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Winter Guard placed second in the Scholastic Open division at the WGI Color Guard World Championships today in Dayton, Ohio. The team, comprised of 24 P-CEP students, presented the audience with three stellar performances of their program, The Artist is Present. In the preliminary round of the Scholastic Open Semifinals, the team had a first place finish in their first round block with a score of 91. In the semifinal round, the team received a score of 92.700 in their block, qualifying them for the...

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  • P-CEP Students selected for All-State Band Julie O'Connor 2018-01-18

    Plymouth-Canton Educational Park band program students selected for the MSBOA All-State Band CANTON, MI – The Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA) recently announced student placements for the 2018 All-State Band Program. Four students from the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (P-CEP) band programs were selected for an ensemble, and one student has received honorary mentions. The All-State program consists of five ensembles selected from recorded auditions. This year, 2,614 students auditioned for 393 slots in the program. The selected students will perform on January 25,...

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  • Michigan Competing Band Association State Finals Johanne Ray-Hepp 2017-11-11

    The Plymouth-Canton Marching Band came in second place at the Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) State Finals on November 4th at Detroit’s famous Ford Field. The Rockford High School marching band won with their show entitled “Tao” and took home the Flight I banner with a score of 94.025, winning all three captions  -- Outstanding Visual Performance, Outstanding General Effect, and Outstanding Music Performance, with Novi High School tied for the latter. Plymouth-Canton came in slightly less than one point behind with a score of 93.175.  The 2017 show “a-Round” has been a crowd- and...

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  • Plymouth-Canton Marching Band Continues Winning Streak Johanne Ray-Hepp 2017-10-26

    The Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band takes a moment to reflect before taking the field at the Clarkston Invitational. (Photo: Julie O'Connor) The Plymouth-Canton Marching Band won first place in the MCBA (Michigan Competing Band Association) competition in Clarkston on October 21st with a score of 91.8. The band also won all three captions for Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance and Outstanding General Effect. The 2017 show entitled a-rOund incorporates the musical form called a round, many round visual images in the show, and new this week, a rotating...

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