Alumni Journal

Are you an alumni of the P-CEP instrumental music programs at the park?  Do you have fond memories to share?  Have you gone on to do interesting things?  Did you forge lifelong friendships?  These alumni have, and we'd love to hear from you too.  Drop a note here so we can add your story!

Kathi Gladden - Class of 1978

What a time to be in the PCEP Marching Band! Band Camp at Innisfree August 1974 until Memorial Day 1978. We were destined to be one of the most challenging and the largest classes that Mr. Griffith ever had! I played the…

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Christopher Blossom

This is an article that appeared on the front page of the Sunday, July 13, 2014 Canton Observer about Christopher Blossom, a graduate of Canton High School and a former Drum Major of the Plymouth-Canton Marching Band. …

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PCMB Marchers in the Snowy Woods

PCMB Marching Band often is where lifetime friedships form and these guys are off to a good start. It has been nearly 4 years since this group last marched together and they are still close friends. Dave and Charles hav…

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Elizabeth Schellhase

My name is Elizabeth Schellhase and I was in the PCMB from 2001-2004 (Class of 2005). I was in the Mellophone section for the first two years and Drum Major for the last two. I was also Principal Horn of the Wind Ensembl…

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Becca Commissiaris

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hello PCMB!

I am writing from a swanky internet cafe in Mansa, the provincial capital of Luapula, the province of Zambia which will be my home for the next 2 years. It is beautiful... so incred…

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First PCMB Competition

1977

Plymouth started in competition in 1977, prior to that,The Rose Bowl Parade and the Orange Bowl parades were the big events of the James Griffith led PCEP MARCHING BAND.

The transformation from U of M style high ste…

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Alumni Band 2004

Variety Is... is one of our most fun fund raisers. Each year, near the end of January, our PCEP music students produce and star in a wacky variety show where almost anything goes.

If you like marching band humor and pok…

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Marching Memories of 1978

Here are some photos from 1977 / 78 and a picture of our director, Mr. Griffith. He is the founding father of the Plymouth band program, and if it wasn't for him, the program would not be where it is today.

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Getting Hooked

I got hooked on the band program when my Mom took me to see Variety is.... when my older brother was in symphony band.  Most likely around 1974 or 1975. The stage Band played McArthur Park which blew me away (hey, I…

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OSU Jazz Festival, 1980

This PCEP band went to the 3rd Central Ohio Jazz Festival in 1980 as the defending champs of the 1979 Central Ohio Jazz Festival High School division.

In 1979 the program kicked off with a rousing rendition of "Spain" By…

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Richard LaBoda's Memories

First performance

Hi everyone! My name is Richard LaBoda and I started out in the Marching Band playing Bass Drum and then Quads for my last two years. I just wanted to say a few things here about how Marching Band had s…

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Rachel, Class of 87

Where are we now?

I am from the class of '87. I marched all 4 yrs with the Plymouth Canton Marching Band. And in 9th grade, I was a student at Pioneer Middle school. I, in the company of several friends, walked to band p…

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Life Memories

Rob Krieg - 1973

Throughout four years of Marching and Symphony band under Jim Griffith, we were taught discipline and excellence and it was expected from us.

Not wanting to be singled out and yelled at by Griff, I was e…

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