Congratulations to Leo on being selected as our December Student of the Month!
In January of 2020, Leo formed the band No Recess with his school mates. Leo joined the band as the bassist, although at the time, he had very little experience playing the bass and no experience playing the bass in a band. Shortly after they started rehearsing, he began taking private bass lessons and working hard week after week to catch up with his bandmates.
All his hard work paid off! In just over two months, the band had come a long way and was beginning to prepare to take the stage for their first performance. Then the unthinkable happened: A worldwide pandemic sidelined all social gatherings, forcing live music to go on pause. But this didn't mean a recess for No Recess. The band forged ahead by putting together two awesome virtual performance videos for their school talent show and our Virtual Student Showcase!
Now, as we put the finishing touches on our second virtual showcase, which includes a brand-new original song by No Recess, Leo has stepped up as a true leader. Over the last few months, he's been a driving creative force in rehearsals and a supportive bandmate to his friends. He sets an incredible example with his work ethic, holds everyone accountable, and strives to make whatever the band is working on great!
In spite of all the mounting obstacles, Leo is an ever-improving bassist and songwriter in an awesome band that's just beginning to tap into their potential! Go Leo!