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.

 

About the Bands

About the Bands

Learn about the band programs at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.

P-CEP

High Schools

Learn about the three High Schools that make up the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (P-CEP).

Middle Schools

Middle Schools

In addition to the charter and private schools that feed the P-CEP, there are five district middle schools with excellent band directors that make the instrumental music programs at the park possible.

Staff

Staff

Learn about the directors and staff.

Contacts

Contacts

Need to contact someone? Most of the people you need to communicate with can be found here.

Directors

  • Michael Wells - Director of Bands
  • Andrew Raven - Associate Director
  • Oliver Rodriguez - Associate Director
    • For general question for any of the above Directors - P-CEP Bands
  • Noah Bellamy - Jazz Band Director
  • Robert Becker-This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mike Novak - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Boosters

Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters
P.O. Box 701135
Plymouth, Michigan 48170
 

General Information

Click here for general information or if you are uncertain who to contact.

 

Fundraising Ideas?

Contact our President, Melanie Draper, President Elect Keith Krueger, or any of our Members-At-Large.

  

2020-2021 PCMB Board

 

Other Contacts

The three high schools at the park are fed by the five middle schools in the district, as well as some private middle schools.  Our middle schools and the band directors do a great job preparing the kids for the high school bands

 

Discovery Middle School

Discovery Middle School

Discovery Middle School houses around 800 6th through 8th grade "Eagles".  The school, which was opened in 2001, is located in Canton on the corner of Canton Center and Hanford.  Marc Whitlock, the Discovery Band Director, was formally the director at the P-CEP and is currently very active with the marching band.

http://discoverybands.org/

http://www.pccsk12.com/our-schools/middle-schools/discovery


East Middle School

East Middle School

East Middle school address is on Mill Street in Plymouth, but that section of road is also known as Lilly.  Whatever name you give the road, the Rockets of East Middle School can be found just north of Ann Arbor Road next to the district school bus lot.  There are about 860 students attending East.  The East Middle School band director is Matthew Kazmierski, who is new to the district for the 2015-2016 school year.

http://www.pccsk12.com/our-schools/middle-schools/east


Liberty Middle SchoolLiberty Middle School

Liberty Middle School, home of the 840 Lions' Pride, is brand new for the 2015-2016 school year to replace the old Central Middle School. Because the new school is in a different location, middle school students across the district were shuffled around. Many middle school students are attending different schools, not just the Central students. Patricia Sheppard, formally the band director from Central Middle School, is the band director at Liberty.

http://www.pccsk12.com/our-schools/middle-schools/liberty


Pioneer Middle School

Pioneer Middle School

The student population at Pioneer is around 820, which includes grades six through eight.  The school is located on Ann Arbor Road between Mc Clumpha and Beck Road.  The band director at Pioneer is Karen Tharp.

http://www.pccsk12.com/our-schools/middle-schools/pioneer


West Middle School

West Middle School

West Middle School is located on the corner of Ann Arbor Trail and Sheldon Road in Plymouth.  There are around 770 "Bulldogs" receiving their 6th through 8th grade educations at this site.  The band director at West is Martha Farmer.

http://www.pccsk12.com/our-schools/middle-schools/west


Central Middle School

Central Middle School

Central Middle School closed at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Central, the former home of the Chargers, is located on the edge of downtown Plymouth.  The facility, built in 1917, served as Plymouth High school until the 1969-1970 school year.  Central educated around 850 students in grades 6 through 9 when it was closed. The last of Central Middle School students will gratuate in 2021.

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park is a campus of three high schools in a single 305 acre campus - Canton High School, Plymouth High School, and Salem High School.  The park is located in the city of Canton, Michigan in western Wayne county, west of Detroit and educates more than 6,200 students in grades nine through twelve.

The three high schools services the communities of Canton Township, Plymouth, Plymouth Township, Northville Township, Salem Township and Superior Township.

The students at the park frequently travel between the schools, much like college students.  The core classes such as English and math are available in each of the three schools.  Some classes are only offered in one of the three schools, such as auto repair in Canton, orchestra in Canton, and band in Plymouth. Students from all three schools will particiate in the program in which it is offered.

 

Click here for more information on the P-CEP Campus.

A map of the park can be found here.


Canton High School

Canton High School

Located on Canton Center road between Joy and Warren, Canton High High School has a student population of around 2000 students.  The park varsity stadium is located here as well is the auto shop.  The school, built in 1972, has a separate building next door built in 1974.  This addition is known as Canton North or Phase III, and houses the gym for the school and the orchestra program for the park. 

 

 


 

Plymouth High School

Plymouth High School

Plymouth High School, built in 2002, is the newest building on the campus.  This is the school that houses the band program, including the marching and concert programs.  It is also the location of the JV stadium.  The parking lot outside the school has a football field painted on the surface for the band to practice.  There is also a grass field nearby there the band and athletic programs can practice.  Plymouth High school has a student population of around 2,100.

 


Salem High School

Salem High School

Salem High School, built in 1970, is the first school to be built in the park.  This school holds the pool for the park as well as the auditorium.  The 2100 students at Salem have access to the tennis courts which are located to the west of the school and the bus loop is in the back that services all three schools.

 

 

 


P-CEP Aerial Photo - 09-13-2013P-CEP Park

On September 13, 2013, approximately 6,000 P-CEP students and staff from all three high schools gathered on the Canton High School Varsity football field for this aerial photograph.

 

 

 


P-CEP CampusP-CEP Campus

This is an aerial photograph of the P-CEP campus.  The school in the foreground is Plymouth High School.  To the left is Salem High School  The school in the back is Canton High School.  Canton High School has two different parts, with the smaller building to the right (known as Canton North) housing the gyms, athletic offices and the P-CEP orchestras.

 

PCMB Performs in the Rose Bowl Parade

 

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is dedicated to offering students a comprehensive musical education through its Concert Band program at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (PCEP), which consists of three high schools: Canton High School, Plymouth High School and Salem High School.

The Concert Band program consists of five bands: Varsity Band, Concert Band, Symphony Band, Chamber Winds and Wind Ensemble.  Due to the number of students wanting to participate in the PCEP Band program, Chamber Winds, the second highest-level band, was added in 2013.  Wind Ensemble, the highest level band, and Symphony band, have been consistently rated among the best in the state of Michigan.

PCEP band students and alumni have performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Civic Youth Orchestra, the Michigan Youth Band, the National Honor Band of America, Spartan Youth Wind Symphony, and the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) All State Honor Band and Orchestra.

The acclaimed Plymouth-Canton Marching Band is an extracurricular activity that is part of the band program at P-CEP. The Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band has won more than 500 awards in 16 years. The Marching Band has earned the State Championship from the MCBA- Michigan Competing Bands Association 27 times and was the 2016 State Champion. The P-CEP Marching Band marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in 2011 and in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena California in 2016.

Other extracurricular band programs include Jazz Band, the Winter Guard Program and the Winter Percussion Program. Both Winter Guard and Winter Percussion are competitive programs.  

Supporting the PCEP band programs is the The Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters (PCMB), a parent-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.