The PC Bands are the Wind and Percussion Performing Artists of the Park City School District. Ensembles under the umbrella of the PC Bands include Two Concert Bands, Two Jazz Ensembles, Two Percussion Ensembles, the Marching Band, and the Pep Band.
The bands perennially perform with very high marks at Region, State, and National Festivals. The Wind Ensemble, Advanced Percussion Ensemble, Intermediate Percussion Ensemble, and Varsity Jazz Ensemble have each received Superior Ratings and qualified for their respective State Festivals every year since the inception of each ensemble. In addition, the Varsity Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Advanced Percussion Ensemble have received Superior Ratings and won various individual and group awards at Festivals in Anaheim (2005), Boston (2006), NYC (2008), Washington DC (2009), NYC (2011), and Boston (2013).
The PC Bands Marching Band was formed in the summer of 2010. The band began with 40 students by marching exclusively in the Park City 4th of July Parade. Since that time, the band has expanded in size and now performs throughout the summer. Appearances in 2016 included the Riverton Town Days Parade, Park City 4th of July Celebration, Kamas Fiesta Days Parade, KSL's Days of '47 Parade, the Park City Miner's Day Parade, the Homecoming Halftime Show, and concluding with the Pearl Harbor 75th Memorial Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Marching Band was recently selected to perform in Normandy, France, in 2019 for the parade marking the 75th Anniversary of the Allied D-Day Invasion to liberate France.
PC Bands is currently exploring further possibilities of expansion to build on the program's success.
The bands are under the direction of:
Chris Taylor - Director of Bands
Mr. Taylor conducts the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, JV Jazz Ensemble, and
Varsity Jazz Ensemble
Bret Hughes - Assistant Director of Bands
Mr. Hughes conducts the Advanced Percussion Ensemble, Intermediate Percussion
Ensemble, and Marching Band
Kelly Wallis - Director of Middle School Bands
Mr. Wallis conducts all ensembles at Ecker Hill Middle School