June 12, 2018—Friday June 8, the High School East band held its second annual East-side Band Festival, which included 374 students from HSE and its feeder schools, and surpassed last year’s participation by 100 kids. Previously that week, Wednesday June 6, the band participated in the Super Jazz concert at High School North. Al Chez, a professional trumpet player who has played with Bon Jovi, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and many other famous musicians, performed a clinic with all three high schools that culminated in a “super band” performance to close out the evening. Students, teachers, and families report Mr. Chez—who was a member of the Late Show band for more than 15 years—was easily the best clinician who has ever worked with band students. All in all, a busy and inspirational week for HSE, HSN, and HSS band members. Additional photos below.