In The News – Joey Pero Dedicates ‘O Holy Night’ Release To Drum Corps Friend Who Died Of Brain Cancer

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Batavia native Joey Pero has teamed up with a finalist from “American Idol” on a holiday song dedicated to a friend from his drum corps days who recently died from brain cancer.

Pero, a Broadway actor and trumpet player, arranged a version of “O Holy Night” that features Lou Gazzara on vocals. The song is dedicated to Troy Schmidt of Erie, Pa., who Pero first met while performing in drum and bugle corps programs 20 years ago.

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Posted by on Thursday, December 24th, 2020. Filed under Current News, DCA News.