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Record Number: 3824
Displayed from: Feb 12, 2008 , until: Feb 29, 2008
North Side High School will host its annual daylong Jazz Fest Saturday, Feb. 16, with guest trombonist-composer Michael Davis. More than 20 high school and middle school jazz bands will perform from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. At 4 p.m. students will have a workshop with Davis, and the Honor Bands will be announced at 4:45 p.m. The evening concert begins at 5:30 p.m. with performances by Davis with the North Side Number One Jazz Band and the local New Millennium Jazz Orchestra. Individual awards will be given after the evening concert. Michael Davis is hailed as one of today's premier instrumentalists and has established himself as a first-call sideman, both in the studio and on the concert stage, for the entertainment world's biggest stars, including the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nelly, Bob Dylan and Michael Jackson. In the field of music education, he has served as a clinician around the world, while also authoring a number of highly esteemed instructional books and band arrangements for musicians of all ages and abilities. The cost to attend Jazz Fest is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Guests should use the Parnell Avenue entrance.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.