As the 2012 State Champions, the award-winning Plymouth-Canton Marching Band (PCMB) continues its competitive season with a first place finish at the Lamphere Invitational hosted by the Lamphere High School Marching Band Oct. 5.
In addition, PCMB captured all three section awards for Best Music, Best Visual and Best General Effect for its 2013 show titled “Inferno.”
The 166-member band worked hard this summer to learn the music and choreography of “Inferno,” according to David Armbruster, director of the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Concert Music Program.
“The band has worked hard to put on a great performance at Lamphere,” Armbruster said. “The staff and I are so proud of their work ethic. They put in extremely long hours and learn the value hard work and teamwork. Our goal is to teach the kids to be confident, have pride, strive for their goals, and to do so with strength and grace. Winning is not in our vocabulary.”
This year’s show “Inferno” is based upon Dante's epic poem The Divine Comedy, the journey through hell from flame to inferno.
The PCMB has won more than 500 awards in the past 16 years and has earned the State Championship from the MCBA- Michigan Competing Bands Association 23 times.
Plymouth-Canton Marching Band hosts its own competition, the Great Lakes Invitational at Canton High School’s Varsity Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Marching Band will team with middle school students from the district for a special performance. In addition, PCMB alumni also will perform.
The community is welcome to attend. For more information, please visit pcmb.net.