Congratulations to Jameson on being selected as our
June Student of the Month!
Photo Credit: Mark Daniels
This month we are celebrating the hard work of Jameson Pratt. Jameson is the keyboardist and vocalist for the band No Recess, who have been an integral part of our Virtual Showcase series over the last year and half.
Jameson’s band formed in early 2020, just before the pandemic forced band practices to be remote. During those first few months, the group formed a tight bond, preparing music to perform live on stage at our Spring Showcase. This was unfortunately not meant to be, and in March of 2020, the band was forced to move rehearsals online and start creating video performances.
Now, looking back, we are so proud of the individuals in this band and the work they created for each of our Virtual Showcases. Throughout that time, they persevered through the unknown and it made them strong. Jameson’s presence in the band, not only as a keyboardist, but as a vocalist, strengthened with each performance. The band started to solidify a sound and direction, and now, they’re getting ready to debut something new again.
For our upcoming Virtual Showcase III, Jameson stepped up alongside his bandmate Ralston, both singing lead vocals, trading verses, and singing choruses together. He did this while also playing essential keyboard parts. The song they choose is challenging, and the band worked on it piece by piece, learning all of the parts and increasing the speed of each part over time, remotely. Then they took to the stage for a video shoot, and Jameson, having grown physically and musically, stood out. He gave a commanding performance, which we can’t wait to share with the world.
Congratulations to No Recess and to Jameson Pratt for venturing into the unknown and coming out the other side stronger, wiser, and with a body of work to be proud of.