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Being a contributing member of the Chicago community is part of what makes AV Chicago a leading #Show Ready full-service production partner we are. Our Senior Audio Systems Engineer, Tristan Cuene, recently spent a day supporting Chicago Public Schools students at Chicago JamFest 2024.

“I just wanted to go out there, have fun with it, and see what happens.”  Tristan continues “For kids, you know.  I kinda followed the lead of one of our owners, Justin Frick, and how much time and effort he puts into contributing to Lester Elementary School. My friend, Ms. McCollum, is a music teacher at a beautiful school, Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy, and she called in a favor for some help with her facility. It’s a nice venue, I’m seriously impressed with CPS and how much they have put into the school’s theater. Having it fully operational for all flavors of live events will do so much for the children and their education. I wish I had a facility like this growing up.”

“The partnership with Tristan, not sure what to call this lol, getting our theater tech up and running gives our students access to 21st century skills that prepare them for the technical and global economy,” Kelly proudly proclaims.

“Nothing makes me happier than live events and I’m fortunate enough to have a particular set of skills and the avenue to contribute with CPS. Hopefully, we can continue to enrich the lives of Chicago kids and give them the opportunity to be part of our business, show business,” Tristan speaks. “Somebody gave me an opportunity once; I’m lucky to have the opportunity to be able to pay it forward. With society becoming more and more event-driven, there is so much opportunity in live events. My goal is to excite our community’s children about the art within the technical discipline of live events. My name is Tristan Cuene, and I believe in these students, these schools (CPS), this company (AV Chicago), and the great city of Chicago. I believe in you.”


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