This is the P-CEP Bands itinerary for the trip to NEW YORK, NEW YORK on MAY 15 – 19, 2020 (as of 9/19/20). This information is subject to change.

A downloadable PDF, which contains the same information, is available here:

 Bob Rogers Travel

PREPARED FOR THE: PLYMOUTH CANTON EDUCATIONAL PARK HIGH SCHOOL BAND

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF: MICHAEL WELLS, ANDREW RAVEN & OLIVER RODRIGUEZ, DIRECTORS

TOUR DESTINATION: NEW YORK, NEW YORK

TOUR DATES: MAY 15 – 19, 2020

 

ITINERARY AS OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

JEFF MCLAIN, TRAVEL CONSULTANT ~ KIM KING, TRAVEL COORDINATOR

ALL TOUR INCLUSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND CHANGE

 

FRIDAY, MAY 15th

MEALS INCLUDED TODAY: NONE / ALL MEALS EN-ROUTE WILL BE AT YOUR EXPENSE

4:30 PM Your privately chartered motor coaches arrive for loading at:
Plymouth High School
8400 Beck Road
Canton, MI 48187
5:30 PM

Coaches depart for the BIG APPLE!

The estimated driving distance is 613 miles; the calculated drive time is approximately 11 hours without stops. 2 hours of additional time has been factored into your travel for driver changes, rest & meal stops and potential traffic delays. Your route will not take you through Canada.

SATURDAY, MAY 16th

MEALS INCLUDED TODAY: BREAKFAST & DINNER

6:30 AM

Arrive at your hotel, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Airport (OR SIMILAR, YOUR HOTEL IS STILL TBD). Upon your arrival you’ll unload the coaches and store your luggage at the hotel pending availability of space.

YOUR PROFESSIONAL BOB ROGERS TRAVEL TOUR DIRECTORS (TWO) WILL MEET YOU HERE AND ACCOMPANY YOUR GROUP THROUGHOUT YOUR TOUR.

20 Changing Rooms will be provided for your group to freshen up before starting your first full day in NYC. You’ll split into two separate groups, while one group is freshening up the other will have breakfast. PLEASE NOTE; YOUR ROOMS WILL NOT BE READY TO CHECK-IN TO UNTIL LATER TODAY.

MORNING

.Enjoy an American breakfast buffet at your hotel this morning.

10:00 AM Board the coaches and transfer to the St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
11:00 AM Take the Staten Island Ferry, where from the deck you will have a perfect view of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. You'll see the skyscrapers and bridges as you get closer to Lower Manhattan.
11:30 AM

Arrive in lower Manhattan at the Whitehall Terminal.

Lunch will be at your own expense in lower Manhattan this afternoon.

1:00 PM Arrive at the National September 11 Memorial. The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Bob Rogers Travel is a Charter Member and Memorial Builder for the National September 11 Memorial.
1:30 PM Entry time to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is an educational and historical institution honoring the victims and examining 9/11 and its continued global significance. (PLEASE NOTE, TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND CHANGE, DUE TO THE OVERALL SIZE OF YOUR GROUP YOU MAY BE SPLIT INTO SEPARATE GROUPS)
4:00 PM Board your locally hired coaches and transfer to dinner.
5:00 PM Arrive for dinner at the Crossroads American Kitchen. A vibrant Times Square restaurant and lounge. Dine in a dramatic atrium setting, with a spectacular 21-foot mirrored spiral bar.
7:00 PM Walk to the theatre for your Broadway Show.
8:00 PM Curtain rises on your Broadway Musical! (PLEASE NOTE, YOUR SHOW IS STILL TBD AND ALL SHOWS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, $120.00 HAS BEEN BUDGETED FOR YOUR TICKETS)
11:00 PM Board your locally hired coaches and return to your hotel, upon your arrival you’ll secure your luggage and check-in to your rooms.

 FOUR PRIVATELY HIRED SECURITY GUARDS ON DUTY AT YOUR HOTEL FROM 10:30 – 5:30 AM

 

SUNDAY, MAY 17th

MEALS INCLUDED TODAY: BREAKFAST & DINNER
 

8:00 AM Enjoy an American breakfast buffet at your hotel this morning.
9:00 AM

Board the coaches and transfer into Manhattan for your clinic.

10:00 AM BROADWAY INSTRUMENTAL CLINIC (2 Hours) - Place your students directly in the world of a Broadway pit musician, playing for Broadway’s best performers! This workshop is designed for the High School level Band or Orchestra. Working with a Broadway musician, your students will sight read and prepare a special performance of a selected piece of Broadway music. After 90 minutes of work on the piece, your group will be joined by a Broadway performer who will then perform with your students.
12:00 PM

Board the coaches and transfer to Chelsea Market.

Lunch will be at your own expense this afternoon at Chelsea Market.

1:30 PM After lunch you walk the High Line. A shining example of brilliant urban renewal, this After lunch you walk the High Line. A shining example of brilliant urban renewal, this eye-catching attraction is one of New York's best-loved green spaces.
2:00 PM Board the coaches at a predetermined location off of the High Line and transfer to Board the coaches at a predetermined location off of the High Line and transfer to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
2:30 PM Arrive at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and prepare for your performance.
TIME TBD The Plymouth Canton Educational Park High School Band performs at The Intrepid.
(PLEASE NOTE, YOUR PERFORM IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND APPROVAL)
TIME TBD At the conclusion of your performance load your instruments and change on the coaches and enjoy exploring the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Your admission includes the Intrepid Aircraft carrier, the Growler and the Space Shuttle. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science, and service as related to its home aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the Museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits.
5:00 PM Board the coaches and transfer to dinner.
6:00 PM Arrive for dinner at Cucina & Company / Rockefeller Plaza.
7:30 PM Walk to the Top of the Rock.
7:50 PM Experience Top of the Rock, the six-level observatory atop the Art Deco skyscraper,30 Rockefeller Plaza which offers fantastic 360 degree views of the New York Cityskyline!
9:30 PM Walk to the Times Square where you’ll have an opportunity to see this vibrant area at night time.
10:00 PM Board the coaches and transfer to your hotel for the evening.

 FOUR PRIVATELY HIRED SECURITY GUARDS ON DUTY AT YOUR HOTEL FROM 10:30 – 5:30 AM

 

MONDAY, MAY 18th

MEALS INCLUDED TODAY: BREAKFAST & DINNER

 

8:00 AM Enjoy an American breakfast buffet at your hotel this morning.
9:30 AM Board the coaches and transfer to the MET.
10:00 AM

Arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The MET is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the ten largest in the world. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries.

Lunch will be at your own expense this afternoon.

AFTERNOON

Visit Central Park. Central Park is an 843-acre masterpiece of landscape architecture.Visit Central Park. Central Park is an 843-acre masterpiece of landscape architecture.Designed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and designated New York City's first scenic landmark in 1974.

OPTIONAL FREE AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES:

  • You’ll have the opportunity to explore/shop 5th Avenue.
  • Visit Columbus Circle & Macy’s.
  • Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States and a prominent landmark of New York City.
  • Hudson Yards’ Vessel Sculpture. The Vessel is a climbable staircase sculpture, at 150 feet tall, 2,500 steps, 154 interconnected flights of stairs and 80 landings.
TIME TBD Walk to Times Square. Time Square is located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Times Square is known as the "The Crossroads of the World" and the "The Great White Way" which is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway theater district. One of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. You will never find another place like it!
5:00 PM Board the coaches and transfer to Chelsea Piers.
6:30 PM Boarding begins on the Spirit of New York.
7:00 PM Set sail for your Dinner / DJ Dance Harbor Cruise on the Spirit of New York. The best sights of New York are from the water and the Spirit of New York will deliver all of New York Harbors to your table side. Get up-close to the Statue of Liberty. Cruise under the breath-taking Brooklyn Bridge. Admire the South Street Seaport and the Financial District. No other place in New York will show you the city like this.
10:00 PM Board the coaches and return to your hotel for the evening.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 19th

MEALS INCLUDED TODAY: BREAKFAST / ALL MEALS EN-ROUTE WILL BE AT YOUR EXPENSE

7:00 AM Enjoy an American breakfast buffet at your hotel this morning.
8:00 AM Check-out of your rooms and load the coaches.
8:30 AM

Board the coaches for your return your return trip home.

The estimated driving distance is 613 miles; the calculated drive time is approximately 11 hours without stops. 2 hours of additional time has been factored into your travel for driver changes, rest & meal stops and potential traffic delays. Your route will not take you through Canada.

9:30 PM Approximate arrival time at Plymouth High School.

WELCOME HOME AND THANK YOU FOR TRAVELING WITH BOB ROGERS TRAVEL. WE
HOPE YOU HAVE MADE MANY SPECIAL MEMORIES!

 

rose parade thanks

The Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the sponsors, donors and individuals that helped make the Plymouth-Canton Marching Band’s trip to the 127th Rose Parade possible. The staff and students were extremely proud to represent their community on the global stage in Pasadena. The marching band has a long legacy of excellence and has helped thousands of teenagers grow into successful adults through its core values of pride, confidence, strength and grace. The Plymouth and Canton communities play an invaluable role in maintaining the success of the marching band program and keeping music education as an integral part of our youth development. PCMB looks forward to continue working with the community to support our young adults’ enrichment through music.

Thank You!

The Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

PCMB LogoWe have been blessed over the years to have wonderful families in our organization who have conducted themselves in a professional and classy manner at our various events. Our organizational philosophy is that we are there to support every band’s efforts, not just our own. A competition is an opportunity to show our respect and admiration for all of the young men and women who work so hard for a quality performance.

While half time shows at football games offer an opportunity to perform for the community, band competitions allow the finer points of a performance to be appreciated. Band competitions call for special considerations from the audience so that everyone can enjoy the performance. We have a responsibility to represent our community, our school, and our band students in a positive and supportive manner.

Please keep the following points in mind whenever you are part of a band competition audience:

  • Save conversations for times between performances. Others want to hear the music and enjoy the show.
  • Wait until a band has completed their show to go for a snack, or to return to your seat after a break. Entering or leaving the stands during a band’s performance is distracting to those watching.
  • Be careful about what you say about the performance of the other bands while you are at a competition. You never know who is sitting near you. Your remarks may hurt the feelings of a parent whose child has worked just as hard as yours, and will leave a lasting negative impression of our school and community.
  • Be careful about complaining about what you hear other schools say about our organization. If you hear someone in the stands making derogatory comments about our students,please take the “high road” and avoid an unnecessary confrontation. 
  • Always applaud every band’s performance, talented soloists, or special marching accomplishments. The students work long and hard to perfect their performance and enjoy your appreciation of their efforts.
  • For outdoor events, always be prepared for inclement weather with a poncho or raincoat, NOT and umbrella. Umbrellas block the view of those behind you, and the spokes can be dangerous in the close quarters of stadium seating. They also drip on the people around you.
  • When you use your video camera to record a performance at local competitions, stand where you will not block the view of other members of the audience. BOA competitions forbid the use of video recording devices.
  • A competition is a partnership between you and your child. Your applause and your efforts will give all our children the necessary encouragement and energy they will need to do a fantastic job and feel successful.
  • Attend as many performances as possible to support our students and enjoy the show.
  • When outside the seating area, do not disturb judges or competition officials. Do not approach or interrupt the concentration of the band directors, instructors or students. They are all focusing on the upcoming performance.
  • If you see a host or volunteer, please thank them for their efforts and hard work for providing this event for our children.

Thank you

Great Lakes Invitational Logo

Great Lakes Invitational, also known as GLI, is the MCBA sanctioned Marching Band competition held at the P-CEP Varsity Stadium.  Marching bands from across the state participate in marching invitationals such as GLI throughout the competitive marching season in an effort to earn an invitation to compete at the MCBA State Finals at Ford Field in Detroit.

 

2019 Competition

Here is the tentative schedule:

  Flight  Warm-Up
Area
Band
Warm-Up
Band End
Warm-Up
Transition
Front
Ensemble

Warm-Up
Front Ensemble
End Warm-Up
Transition
Front
Ensemble

Report Time
Band
Report
Time
Start
Time
Gates Open/Judge Arrival Stadium Preparations 12:00
Opening Ceremony Welcome, MCBA Introduction, Star Spangled Banner 2:00
Wayne Memorial Open A 1:13 1:55 1:10 1:40 1:50 2:05 2:15
Ferndale IV B 1:27 2:09 1:24 1:54 2:04 2:19 2:29
Hazel Park IV C 1:41 2:23 1:38 2:08 2:18 2:33 2:43
Clio IV A 1:55 2:37 1:52 2:22 2:32 2:47 2:57
Marysville IV B 2:09 2:51 2:06 2:36 2:46 3:01 3:11
Linden IV C 2:23 3:05 2:20 2:50 3:00 3:15 3:25
14 Min. Break 3:39
Battle Creek Central III A 2:51 3:33 2:48 3:18 3:28 3:43 3:53
Garden City III B 3:05 3:47 3:02 3:32 3:42 3:57 4:07
South Lyon East III C 3:19 4:01 3:16 3:46 3:56 4:11 4:21
Redford Thurston III A 3:33 4:15 3:30 4:00 4:10 4:25 4:35
Flight III and IV Ceremony Dinner Break - 1 Hour 4:49
Wyandotte Roosevelt II A 4:47 5:29 4:44 5:14 5:24 5:39 5:49
Walled Lake Central II B 5:01 5:43 4:58 5:28 5:38 5:53 6:03
South Lyon II C 5:15 5:57 5:12 5:42 5:52 6:07 6:17
Flushing II A 5:29 6:11 5:26 5:56 6:06 6:21 6:31
14 Min. Break 6:45
Clarkston I A 5:57 6:39 5:54 6:24 6:34 6:49 6:59
L'Anse Creuse North I B 6:11 6:53 6:08 6:38 6:48 7:03 7:13
Dakota I C 6:25 7:07 6:22 6:52 7:02 7:17 7:27
Novi I A 6:39 7:21 6:36 7:06 7:16 7:31 7:41
P-CEP (Exhib.) I B 6:53 7:35 6:50 7:20 7:30 7:45 7:55
Break 8:09
Flight II and I Award Ceremony 8:23
Critique - Canton H.S. Career Center 8:29
Dismissed 8:37

 

Maps

Here are some maps to help navigate the Park during the competition.

  • The competition will take place in the Canton H.S. Varsity Stadium off of Canton Center Road between Joy Road and Sheldon Center Road.
  • This is a map for trucks and buses on how to get to the Educational Park. Note there are different parking locations for different flights. There may also be last minute changes based on other activities happening at the park so watch for directions from our volunteers when you arrive. Spectators may also find this map useful.It is important to note that all entrances are on Joy or Canton Center. Do not enter Plymouth H.S. off Beck Road.


  • This map shows the band traffic patterns on the campus. This is the same as the last couple years.


  • This map shows the traffic pattern at the stadium itself.

 

We need volunteers!

This is a huge all hands on deck fundraiser for our band, Please sign up today for at least one spot to help us make this a great invitational for all our local bands.  Volunteer spots are throughout the day at different levels of involvement. If you are unsure of where you would like to serve, contact Jeanette Krueger for more information about particular roles. Grab your friends, grab parents in the same section, and sign up today for a great fun GLI day!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0449a9a62ea46-2019

 

 

2019 Competition Results

Congratulations to everyone for their great performances at the Great Lakes Invitational on October 26th of 2019! The weather did not cooperate with us so Flight 1 and Flight II performed indoors. Here are the results from that contest:

Open Class

Wayne Memorial H.S.

Flight IV - Outside Full Show

Band Score Place
Ferndale 89.950 1
Linden 88.975 2
Marysville 86.800 3
Clio 85.200 4
Hazel Park 81.675 5

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance: Ferndale
Outstanding Visual Performance: Ferndale
Outstanding General Effect: Linden

Flight III - Outside Full Show

Band Score Placement
Thurston 89.000 1
South Lyon East 86.550 2
Battle Creek Central 81.575 3
Garden City 77.650 4

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance: Thurston
Outstanding Vis. Performance: South Lyon East
General Effect: Thurston 

 

Flight II- Inside Stand Still

Band Score Placement
Flushing 40.400 1
Wyandotte  36.250 2

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance: Flushing
Outstanding Visual Performance: DNA
General Effect: DNA 

 

 

Flight I - Inside Stand Still

Band Score Placement
Novi 43.650 1
Dakota 41.950 2
L'Anse Creuse North 39.350 3
Plymouth-Canton 45.550 Exhibition

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance: Novi
Outstanding Visual Performance: DNA
Outstanding General Effect: DNA

This section describes the schools and the staff that make up the band programs at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, as well as an overview of the band program and contact information for the booster organization.

 

PCMB Craft Show

Craft Show

The Craft show is one of our biggest fund raisers, and is well regarded by both exhibitors and shoppers.

PCMB Craft Show Application

Craft Show Application

Crafters - submit your application to join us at the PCMB Craft show here!

Great Lakes Invitational

Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)

GLI is the MCBA sanctioned competition we hold at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.

Marching Schedule

Marching Band Schedule

The schedule for the marching band during the season, and the results of the previous season once it concludes.

MCBA State Championships

MCBA State Championships

PCMB has the honor of both competing in and hosting the volunteers for the MCBA State Championships at Ford Field in Detroit.

NYC 2020

NYC 2020

P-CCS Curricular Bands are going to New York!

Variety Is...

Variety Is...

This is the annual student-run talent show open to everyone at the three schools of the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.

MCBA LogoFord Field

Plymouth-Canton has had the honor of hosting the Michigan Competing Bands Association (MCBA) State Championships at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, over the past several years.  What this means is we provided volunteers to help the competing bands check-in, direct truck and bus traffic, lead the students through the tunnel to their warm-up locations and more.  Its a privilege to work with all the great bands as they performed their shows. We look forward to the opportunity to serve the Michigan Marching Band community again in 2020.

 

Variety Is

Do you have a special talent? Are you a dancer, singer, comedian, or magician? Do you play in a band? Are you a part of a cheer team, dance troupe, or any group act?

Have you ever wanted to be on America's Got Talent?

This is your opportunity!! Come audition to be a part of "Variety Is..." A Park Wide Variety show!  

"Variety Is..." is a student run talent show hosted in the Gloria Logan Auditorium for Performing Arts at Salem High School every winter.  Students from all three schools at the park are invited to share their talents - you do not need to be in the P-CEP bands to perform. 

We held our 51st annual "Variety Is..." on December 13, 2019. We look forward to hosting the event again in December of 2020!

 

Abhimanyu Deshpande Performs a Traditional Bollywood Selection (2016) Alexis Berent and Kallie Ives Perform"Volcano" (2016) Jeremiah Brown Demonstrates a Tang Soo Do Routine (2016)

 Arah Samuels performs "At Last" (2015)  A Variety Presentation by the Asian Pacific American Club, or APAC (2016)

Plymouth-Canton Marching Band Logo

The Plymouth-Canton Marching band competes in two circuits - the Michigan Competing Bands Association (MCBA) and Bands of America (BOA).  MCBA is the state circuit that sanctions competitions at local high schools, including our own Great Lakes Invitational (GLI).  BOA, which is associated with Music for All, is the national circuit that invites bands from across the country to compete. 

Please read this important information regarding Marching Competition Etiquette.

 

2021 Marching Band Results

 

PCMB Craft Show

 

Location: Plymouth High School is located at 8400 Beck Road, Canton, Michigan 48187.

 

The Fall Show

The Holiday show is scheduled for Saturday November 19, 2022. Vendor application below

 

The Spring Show

The spring show is scheduled for Saturday March 19, 2022

 

Craft Show Application:

Thank you for your interest in our Fall Craft Show. The show is near capacity and being juried at the end of the month. If you would like to join our waitlist to be considered for the 2nd jury round should any openings be available, please fill out the form below. Enjoy your day!

 

Questions?  Contact Teresa Eby via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  Craft Show Photos

 The PCMB Craft Show wraps around the hallways as well as in the cafeteriaShoppers at the PCMB Craft ShowShoppers at the PCMB Craft ShowAuthor shows his book to a shopperBooster and former board member Diane Van Dyke, who founded the PCMB Craft ShowShoppers exploring crafts in the Plymouth cafeteriaArtist showing his works to a shopperWe also have raffles, door prizes, and student performances