The players went caroling on Oakland Place in Buffalo with 43 students from the Faulk School in the early evening December 19th. The students also had a pizza party with the players.
Scott, an avid musician himself, was the leader of the group’s holiday caroling mission.
“Music is such a great way of expression,” said Scott. “Tonight’s event was so great, and I think that we had such a great time with the kids. We definitely aren’t professional singers but we had a ball trying.”
Jasper brought his church choir background to the group’s talents.
“I grew up in my church choir and tonight brought me back in time,” said Jasper. “I haven’t sang for this long in a while so I’m going to have to go re-hydrate. I’m getting a little raspy! But for real, tonight was awesome. The kids were great, and I think we definitely accomplished our goal of spreading that holiday cheer.”
The idea to go caroling was Scott’s. and he simply wanted to bring some unique fun to some families in downtown Buffalo.
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Jingle Bell Rock were our two hits,” said Scott. “Seeing the smiles on the faces of these students tonight was unbelievable. The true spirit of Christmas is just being with those that you care about, so when we got to sing for the families and holiday parties we came across...it was just awesome…an experience I will never forget.”
“We are grateful to the Buffalo Bills for choosing the Falk School to be a part of this holiday “friend-raising” event,” said Teri Byrne, Assistant Superintendent of the Stanley G. Falk School. “Our students were thrilled to meet their idols Bryan Scott, Mike Jasper, Arthur Moats, and Doyle Miller. Equally rewarding was the unique opportunity to join in an age-old custom of spirited caroling – 21st century students celebrating the holidays in traditional style – offering good cheer to our neighbors on Oakland Place.”