Almost exactly a year ago, we posted about Bruno Mars crying at the end after he watched Dallas teacher Scot Pankey and his A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School students do a production number set to Mars’ infectious Uptown Funk.
The video became a phenomenon, and to date has racked up more than 13.4 million views on YouTube. Now Pankey and his students have another video that’s gathering steam.
A few days ago, Pankey posted a video of him and his students doing another production number at the school, this time set to Andy Grammer’s Good to be Alive (Hallelujah). The video — according to Pankey, shot in one take on an iPhone by student Micah Garden — is at a relatively small 34,82 views on YouTube as of this writing, but it’s gathering steam on social media.
KXAS/Channel 5 recently did a behind-the-scenes report on the video (which might explain how it caught the attention of NBC’s Today show). Recent NBC 5 arrival Cory Smith reports.
Oh, and Grammer? He wasn’t moved to tears, as far as we can tell -- but he liked it, if his tweet “UMMMMM THIS IS INCREDIBLE #thismakesmyyear” is any indication.