On May 23, 2011, the Nazzaro Community Center presented “An Evening of Music” with performances by the Youth Program Band, instructed by Jeremy Sarzana and assistants John Romano and Zachary West. Click on the video above to view and listen to some of the band’s performances.

After the Youth Program Band performance, North End Against Drugs (NEAD) President John Romano and NEAD Board members presented the winners of the Raymond and Michelina Scholarship Program awards. There are 12 scholarships going to North End residents.  Over 30 students applied this year and thanks to many generous donations the awards totaled $7,250 in awards. Winners were selected in 3 categories: College (1), High School (3) and Grammar School (8).  The college scholarship will be for $1000, the 3 High School Scholarships will be for $750 each and the 8 Grammar School Scholarships will be for $500 each.  North End Against Drugs is extremely grateful to the Nazzaro Community Center for contributing over $1700 to the program – without Nazzaro’s help the program would not be anywhere as successful as it is.  Thanks also goes out to several anonymous donors, Bill & Jennifer Lane, Boston Police Activities League – Billy Stoddard Director, NorthEndWaterfront.com and also friends and family of NSTAR – all of whom donated a $500.00 Scholarship, thanks also to Mr. & Mrs Vincent Sablone who also contributed to this years’ program.  North End Against Drugs also contributed over $1700 of the funds to round out the money needed to make this program successful.  NEAD also provided pizza for all attending the concert.

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