East Duplin High School wins $100,000 from the Manilow Music Project

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East Duplin marching band (Photo: East Duplin Band Boosters Facebook)

An Eastern Carolina high school not only got a shout-out from a musical superstar, but a large check to fund its marching band.

The Manilow Music Project has distributed more than $10 million in instruments and funds nationwide, and this year East Duplin High School won $100,000 for new instruments and band uniforms from the project.

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Schools from across the nation apply for the funding by submitting videos to explain why it’s needed, and that video sent in by East Duplin explains that the band’s uniforms are 24 years old, they are unable to fund instrument upgrades and many local families are still recovering from Hurricane Florence last fall.

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