On the evening of March 29, the Luseland school Jam Club performed their first concert in four years.
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Jam club had performed for the citizens of Luseland and surrounding area annually, putting on a performance that displayed young teens’ talent and love within music. This year was the clubs highly anticipated comeback after a 4-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
Jam club lead, and organizer Chris Williamson explains how he feels this years Jam Night went.
“It was one of the best ones yet. We were really prepared; the songs were good, and we were all just really stoked to be up there doing this again.”
The club performs a mixture of music genres, appealing to the widespread crowd which come down to watch the talented musicians perform.
The experience of being a performer for Jam Night is a beneficial learning curve for young teens involved in the club. Williamson explains how.
“The kids gain a couple of things. They get to experience getting up on stage and playing rock'n'roll, and they get some real confidence doing it. It is a confidence booster for the kids. As well as the camaraderie of sitting around for a few months once a week and practicing, jamming, and playing songs, learning songs, and playing off each other is fun... and rewarding.”
Luselands Jam club, which originated in Major Saskatchewan before the schools closure, has built up a long history of performances across many years;
“This was the 23rd or 24th Jam night, so it has a long history for sure. I have five or six years left before my retirement comes up, so I just want to keep doing what we are doing, picking songs, and playing some rock'n'roll and hopefully keep the club thriving until I retire.
Over the past two decades, the Jam Club organized by Williamson has been able to provide many experiences to students that most are not able to encounter during their High School career. Chris is very committed to the positive feedback and reputation of the Jam Club, as well as being sure to provide a taste of confidence, and wisdom to young, upcoming musicians.