Members

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Louise Adillon

Fellowship Coordinator

Year

Hometown

Morristown, NJ

2025

Part

Soprano

Louise is a sophmore from Morristown, New Jersey. She is pursuing a biology major on the pre-health track. Her love for singing began in church as a young child and only grew from there. She ran her school’s liturgical music group in high school, which is where she learned about the world of worship music. In addition to a capella, she enjoys performing musical theatre and public speaking. Her favorite worship artists are Lauren Daigle and For King and Country. 

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Damilola Bankole

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Year

Hometown

Atlanta, GA

2026

Part

Mezzo

Damilola Bankole is a Duke freshie from Atlanta, Georgia. She is so excited to be apart of the SBSB fam. She has been singing since forever, but when she is not singing she enjoys performing in theatre productions, playing piano, cooking (she’s a massive foodie), and working out. As of right now, Damilola wants to be a doctor in the future so her plan is to double major in Global Health and Spanish on the premed track. She absolutely loves languages and hopes to be able to know at least seven languages at some point in her life (she already knows four rn). She is so grateful for the opportunity to be apart of a community in which she can worship God and explore her passion of singing at the same time and she can’t wait to perform with the best a capella group on campus! ;)

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Joy Buchi-Ahiabuike 

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Year

Hometown

Gadsden, AL

2025

Part

Tenor

Joy Buchi-Ahiabuike is a sophomore from Gadsden, Alabama (Don’t fear - many people from Alabama don’t know where that is either). She’s loved music all her life, and gives special credit for that to the dozens of nostalgic childhood theme songs she has playing nonstop around in her head. Outside of class, you can find her listening to lofi, taking photos and videos of people/places/things, reading Webtoon, or laughing at something. She plans to major in biology and global health on the pre-med track, and is more than excited to continue making amazing music and memories with SBSB!

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Arielle Curtis

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Year

Hometown

Durham, NC

2025

Part

Alto

Arielle (Ari) Curtis is a sophomore from Durham, NC. She tentatively plans on being a Sociology/CS double major with a Chinese minor. Outside of SBSB, you will probably find her in Bella Union fueling her caffeine addiction or giving people "good" directions (she doesn't know left from right) at the Information Desk in the BC.

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Defne Ciliz

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Year

Hometown

Istanbul, Turkey

2026

Part

Soprano

Defne is a freshman from Istanbul, Turkey. She plans to major in mechanical or electrical engineering and to hopefully minor in visual arts. Outside of a cappella and singing, you can find Defne making jewelry, coding, painting, playing the guitar, watching movies, hanging out with her friends, and making 10 hour long Spotify playlists! She is so excited to become a part of the SBSB family and share her love for music with Duke Unviersity.

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Ana DeCesare

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Year

Hometown

Pensacola, FL 

2023

Part

Mezzo 

Ana is a senior from Florida. She has been making random noises since she was little and is alright musically, so figured she should give college a capella a try. This has been the best decision she has made in her time at Duke so far. In her free time, Ana can be found walking around the gardens, deciding whether or not to apply to med school, or procrastinating work by finding a new form of exercise to try. She was classically trained in violin as a youngin and taught herself how to play the guitar during quarantine. Her biggest musical influences are Queen, Alicia Keys, and Norah Jones. 

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Eka Ebong

General Manager

Year

Hometown

Harrisburg, NC

2023

Part

Alto

Eka Ebong is a senior from Harrisburg, North Carolina. She’s always had a thing for music ever since she was 3, when she wrote her first song. Since then she has gone on to sing in choir and perform in musicals and plays. When she’s not singing, you could probably find her reading, playing piano, dancing, or teaching acting to her students. She thoroughly enjoys talking about Ed Sheeran, any musical on Broadway, the benefits of nugget ice, the scent of tires and the superiority of Gain over other laundry detergents.  Eka is currently studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. She’s very excited to be a member of SBSB and continue doing what she loves while glorifying God.

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Abigail Hartemink

Treasurer

Year

Hometown

Durham, NC

2025

Part

Alto

Abigail Hartemink is a sophomore all the way from Durham, NC! You can probably find her listening to Spotify, thrifting, eating ice cream, reading, sewing, or camping in Kville. She is a 4w3 on the Enneagram, a Hufflepuff, and an aficionado of all things Taylor Swift. With a passion for the arts and performing, she is involved in everything from studio art to theater. As a member of SBSB, she loves reflecting the Lord’s beauty through song!

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Alison Korn

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Year

Hometown

Nashville, TN

2024

Part

Alto

Alison is a junior from Nashville, Tennessee, who has somehow managed to avoid drinking sweet tea or using the word “ya’ll” in her 11 years living there. In her free time, she loves to go on spontaneous adventures, play sports, eat way too much ice cream, win board games, dance to her Spotify playlists, and edit others’ poor grammar. Alison is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an Aerospace Engineering Certificate and minors in Physics and Spanish. She hopes to one day join the aerospace industry and launch rocket ships, as well as visit every country in the world.

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Edrian Liao 

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Year

Hometown

Philippines

2025

Part

Tenor

Edrian is a sophomore born and raised in the "Pearl of the Orient Sea" (the Philippines) where white sand beaches are everywhere. He is planning to double major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, and possibly, a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. Outside school, he loves listening to the latest OPM songs (a unique music genre of Filipino indie & soft pop, ballads, etc.), playing volleyball, running (recently), and of course, singing with the beautiful people of SBSB.

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Allen Pan

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Year

Hometown

Atlanta, GA

2024

Part

Bass

Allen Pan is a junior from Atlanta, Georgia studying computer science (actually he was born in Alabama and the moved to china for 4 years as a toddler and eventually wound up on Georgia). He loved music growing up, having a violin placed upon him at the ripe age of 6. Eventually he grew to love it, along with the guitar as well as singing. In his free time he enjoys making covers, working out, watching/playing basketball, and just chillin with friends. 

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Jonathan Piland 

Co-Musical Director

Year

Hometown

Eastover, NC

2024

Part

Bass

Jonathan is a junior from Eastover, North Carolina double majoring in BME/ECE with a music minor. Outside of acapella he enjoys running, playing the violin, rock climbing at Wilson Gym and going to Duke basketball games. Having played the violin since elementary school, he enjoys taking violin lessons and participating in chamber music as well as trying out other instruments just for fun. He is a member of Duke eNable, which is a volunteer club working to develop low-cost prosthetics for clients in need. He hopes to someday develop prosthetic devices that could help individuals with physical challenges gain advanced control over their prosthetic limbs!

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Elizabeth Salyer

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Year

Hometown

Meyersdale, PA

2026

Part

Mezzo

Elizabeth is a freshman from southwestern PA hoping to major in Global Health and Psychology on the pre-med track. When she's not studying or singing, you'll probably spot her running with her roommate, doing yoga, or making multiple unnecessary trips to Harris Teeter. She is beyond excited to be a part of the SBSB family and share some beautiful music with the Duke and Durham community.

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Daniel Sutton

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Year

Hometown

Hamilton, OH

2023

Part

Bass

Daniel is a senior from Ohio majoring in Linguistics and Italian. He enjoys singing, eating, and wearing fun colors. He notably works at TJ Maxx despite having little to no patience. Daniel loves learning new languages and exploring the way language affects culture and identity. He is a self-proclaimed theatre kid.

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Ella Taylor

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Year

Hometown

Crozet, VA

2025

Part

Soprano

Ella Taylor is a sophmore from Crozet, Virginia, and she is psyched to be surrounded by fellow Duke fans! (she was born in the Duke Hospital, but grew up in UVA territory) She has always enjoyed music, whether it’s singing in the car, choir, or playing piano while her twin brother, Joseph, plays guitar. Ella finds joy in traveling to the CoLab to make gifts, running through the Duke Gardens while listening to the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack, and eating copious amounts of popcorn while chilling with friends. She also can’t wait for her friends to eventually meet her dogs, Teddy and Cappie. Ella hopes to double major in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, and she is looking forward to deepening her relationship with God through song and the wonderful peeps in SBSB:)  

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Harris Tong

Co-Musical Director

Year

Hometown

Hong Kong

2025

Part

Bass

Whenever Harris is not watching movies, he is discussing how to reform the way we teach STEM, debating about global politics and China, solving physics problems, playing ping pong, or cooking Southeast Chinese dishes. In this sense, music comes last on his list of priorities, to the extent that he is also singing with the Duke Chorale while studying acoustics in physics and building loudspeakers from scratch. Harris is a public policy - physics double major.

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Yeeke Wang

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Year

Hometown

Logan, Utah

2025

Part

Alto

Yeeke is a sophmore who grew up in Oregon but moved to Utah during high school. Due to the two places she has lived, she is indeed a granola girl. She loves the outdoors; you can find her snowboarding in the winter and wake surfing in the summer. Aside from that, she loves playing all sports, especially tennis, ping pong, badminton, and volleyball. She is currently undecided with her major (hopefully she’ll figure that out soon) but she is set on the pre med track. Music has always been a part of Yeeke’s life and she is very excited to continue singing and performing with SBSB! 

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Alex Whang

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Year

Hometown

Chapel Hill, NC

2025

Part

Bass

Alex Whang is a sophomore from Chapel Hill, NC (although he has been a Duke fan his entire life.) When he’s not singing with SBSB, you can find him playing ultimate frisbee, sports betting, or listening to Illenium. He is also in a perpetual state of injury, and you can often hear him complaining about them at rehearsals. He plans on studying Computer Science. If you didn't know already, he actually switched out of the Pratt School of Engineering! Alex is also the sole reason we can’t practice on Wednesday nights.

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Jessica Zhong

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Year

Hometown

Cary, NC

2024

Part

Alto

Jessica Zhong is a junior from Cary, North Carolina. She has actually lived in the same 15-mile-radius circle her entire life, yet still needs a GPS to get pretty much anywhere. As a newbie to the a cappella scene, she owes her love of singing to her classical music background (namely, many many hours spent playing violin and piano). She has also dabbled in assorted athletics such as cheerleading, TaeKwonDo, and mountain biking, but is at best very mediocre at all of them. In her free time, Jessica loves playing card and board games, eating fruit, and hugging her friends’ stuffed animals. Though in an ideal world she would have seven minors and no major, she has overcome her indecisiveness with a double major in psychology and economics.