02/23/12 The PHS Winter Performance Ensemble, winter drumline and winter guard, recently competed in both the IHSCGA (Indiana High School Color Guard Assoc.) and IPA (Indiana Percussion Assoc.) circuits on February 18th.   At the Heritage High School IHSCGA competition, Plymouth came in 3rd place out of 13 schools in class 2A.   At the IPA contest, Plymouth came in 1st out of 7 schools in class 2A.

After the 1st place finish at the IPA competition, PHS band director, Bryan Ames was notified by the Indiana Percussion Association board of directors that Plymouth High School had been nominated for and selected for a classification promotion.   This means the board of directors feels Plymouth has competitively outgrown its current classification and Plymouth will be moved up to a harder level of competition for all future events.  Plymouth will now be considered a Class A competitor!

This is the first time PHS has ever received a promotion in the IPA circuit.   The entire PHS ensemble will be recognized in a formal award ceremony at Warsaw High School on Saturday, March 3rd, during the awards presentation of this competition.   Every member of the PHS guard and drumline will be pinned with a special recognition pin from the Indiana Percussion Association to recognize this achievement.

Congratulations to all members of the Winter Performance Ensemble!  Upcoming events and competitions can be found on the PHS Band Website.