Welcome to the Stamford High School Band! My name is George Beratis and I am honored to begin my 7th year here as Band Director. I am a 2002 graduate of Stamford High and I currently teach Concert Band, Jazz Band, Big Band, Marching/Pep Band, Winter Percussion, Pit orchestra and Guitar Class.
For more than 80 years the Stamford High School Band has been an vibrant part of the school and community. The 2016/2017 school year promises to continue that tradition and will be filled with great music, exciting travel opportunities and a very challenging performance schedule. There are three school concerts scheduled. Our award winning Marching Band will perform at five football games and present a half-time show in addition to marching in four local parades. Our competitive Winter Percussion Program will continue to impress. Students have been invited to perform in the Pit Orchestra for the drama production, "Almost Maine," and we will be attending Disney World in the Spring of 2017.
On this page, you will be able to find links to mp3's of the current music we are rehearsing for our shows and instructional videos about musical concepts, gather information about up and coming shows, and see pictures and videos of live SHS performances. Below, you will find an interactive calendar of practice/homework assignments, performances, and important dates.
Please visit the Parents Association link on the left where you can find information about our Band Parent Organization, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising efforts.
I leave you with one of my favorite quotes.....
"Play the music, not the instrument." ~ Author Unknown
|Brendan Michalko||Band Director||(203) 977-4306|