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Students performing in the Goff Jazz Band

Students in the Goff Jazz Band perform a holiday concert at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.

On a cold and rainy Monday morning, the Goff Jazz Band filled the Empire State Plaza concourse with warmth and holiday spirit as they played a free concert for parents, state workers and visitors.

Under the direction of music teacher David Bresnahan, the students performed nearly 20 songs including holiday favorites such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and Hark the Herald.

Set List

  • Route 66
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Trombone Section)
  • Jingle Bells, Up on the Housetop, Jolly Old St. Nick
  • Deck the Halls with Bones and Saxes
  • The First Noel (Trumpet Section)
  • Away in a Manger (Saxophone Section)
  • And the Trumpets Shall Sound
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • 7 Nation Army
  • O Come O Come Emmanuel (Trombone Section)
  • Hark the Herald (Trumpet Section)
  • I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (8th Grade Students)
  • O Tannenbaum (Clarinet Section)
  • Deck the Halls (Saxophone Section)
  • Hanukkah Dance
  • Christmas Fantasy for Jazz Band