I hark back to my years as a marching band judge for the first post of Entertainment Sunday with WXYZ presenting last Friday's BAND OF THE WEEK: Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band.
I am not surprised at the anchors in the studio marveling at the symphonic quality of the PCEP marching band's sound. I raved about the band four years ago.
The Plymouth Centennial Educational Park Marching Band was consistently the best marching band in the state when I was judging and I had the pleasure of being on the field evaluating its visual performance once during my last year with the Michigan Competing Band Association. It was an honor.That's wonderful, but what does this have to do with this blog's theme? Follow over the jump for PCEP's successful attempt at portraying dystopia, 1999's "Thoughtcrime," which earned the band a national championship.
Here's the band's musical interpretation of "1984," PCMB - 1999 - ThoughtCrime - Music for an Orwellian Era (close-up).
Plymouth Canton Grand Nationals championship performance. This won the Bands of America Grand National Championship in 1999 with captions for Best Music and Best General Effect.Now, that's on-topic for this blog!
Stay tuned for the second post of Entertainment Sunday, which I plan on being about "The Martian" and other speculative fiction movies in theaters this weekend.