The Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band was named the regional champion at the 2012 Bands of America Pontiac Regional Championship at the Silverdome in Pontiac on Saturday. The daylong event included eighteen high school marching bands from Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan.
Plymouth-Canton Marching Band (PCMB), led by Director of Bands David Armbruster and Associate Band Director Jonathan Thomann, received the highest overall score and captured two caption awards including Outstanding Visual Performance, and Outstanding General Effect. Earlier in the day, PCMB was named Class AAAA Champion during the preliminary competition, and captured Outstanding Music and Outstanding Visual Performance caption awards.
Three other Michigan bands were included in the top five finishing bands. The 2012 PCMB show is entitled The Last Dance, featuring all 175 students in the nearly 8-minute program.
- 78.00 - Plymouth-Canton Ed. Park, MI
- 75.70 - Lake Orion H.S., MI
- 75.60 - Walled Lake Central H.S., MI
- 75.35 - Hillgrove H.S., GA
- 73.45 - Rockford H.S., MI
- 72.15 - Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
- 71.95 - Jenison H.S., MI
- 71.00 - Goshen H.S., IN
- 70.40 - Bourbon County H.S., KY
- 70.05 - Lockport Township H.S., IL
Outstanding Music Performance – Tie: Lake Orion HS, MI and Walled Lake Central HS, MI
Outstanding Visual Performance - Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
Outstanding General Effect - Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
Bands of America is an operating division of Music for All, one of the largest and most influential national music education organizations in support of active music making. The BOA Regional Championship at Pontiac is one of more than 30 events across the nation that Music for All produces annually. The Bands of America Grand National Championships will be held Nov. 7–10 in the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.