Band director Anthony Dazzo could not contain his excitement throughout the day at Great Hollow Middle School.
“All day I was walking around saying, ‘We have a concert tonight,’” Dazzo told an in-person audience on Wednesday evening at the auditorium at High School West. “We’re back. We’re here.”
Sure enough, for the first time in two years, Great Hollow musicians performed for a live audience. The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade bands each held their winter concerts under the direction of Dazzo, Sandy Jurlando and Lawrence Lippman.
The sixth-grade musicians performed Jingle Bells, Battle of the Samurai, Zombie Stomp and Let It Snow. The seventh-grade musicians performed the Star Spangled Banner, Believer, Bay Town Festival and Afterburn. And the eighth-grade musicians performed March Jubilee, The Greatest Show, Shallow and Aventura.
“This is our gift for our families and community,” Great Hollow principal John Scomillio said.