Kenansville, NC - January 27, 2024- On Saturday, January 27, 2024, East Duplin High School Senior Maiko Perez performed with the Southeastern District Bandmasters Association (SEDBA) All District Band under the direction of Dr. Jay Juchniewicz, Professor of Music Education at East Carolina University. Maiko earned his place in the All-District Band by outperforming students from much larger schools such as Smithfield-Selma High School, Terry Sanford High School (Fayetteville), Cleveland High School (Clayton) and Union Pines High School (Cameron).
Earning a place in the All-District Bands is the first step in the pursuit of becoming an All State Band Member. Students work on Scales, Arpeggios and a required solo as they prepare to audition for the All-District Band. Sight Reading, playing a piece of music at first sight, is also included in the audition process. Students who place in the top 2–3 positions of the All-District Band then become eligible to audition for the North Carolina All State Band.
Congratulations Maiko on this outstanding accomplishment!