Chris Bir was an active P-CEP choir member and 2013 graduate of Plymouth High School with long curly red hair. He studied and performed with The Young Americans before returning to his Michigan friends, Downtown Plymouth and Eastern Michigan University. He died on December 28, 2016 - four months after being diagnosed with colon cancer.
Chris always noticed and accepted those who felt different in some way to show them he cared. To inspire others to use their voice as he did - not only to entertain, but to "do your best to try to make the world a better place than when you were born," the Christopher D. Bir Memorial Vocal Lesson Scholarship is awarded to P-CEP choir students to assist with pursuing vocal excellence. This fund also supports the charitable mission of the Plymouth-Canton Choir Boosters.