Mr. Demetrius White has been the Director of Bands Since the fall of 2015.
White grew up in the Lansing area and earned his undergraduate degree in music education from Michigan State University, where he was a member of the marching band, concert ensembles, percussion ensemble, jazz combos and salsa band.
During college, White was also a member of the Detroit Pistons drumline. He started his career teaching music to K-5 students at Clearview Elementary School in Waukegan, Ill., before becoming the band director and performing arts teacher at Detroit Edison Public School Academy.
In 2013, White moved to North Carolina to become the band director at Southern Vance High School in Henderson. He was recently accepted into the North Carolina Central University Masters of Music in Jazz Studies program and was awarded a graduate assistantship to study jazz and improvisation.