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 listen to mp3's of the current music we are rehearsing for our shows, watch 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 Parent link on the right where you can find information about our Band Parent Organization, volunteer opportunities and fundraising efforts.
If you have any questions and need to contact me directly, please either call my office at 203-977-4306, or email me at email@example.com I look forward to speaking and making music with all of you.
I leave you with one of my favorite quotes.....
"Play the music, not the instrument." ~Author Unknown
Mr. George Beratis
Stamford High Black Knights Standout Awards and Acknowledgements
2000- SHS Marching Band- National Citrus Bowl Champions in Orlando, Florida
2008- SHS Marching Band- Musical Arts Conference Class III Champions
2008- SHS Winter Percussion- Open Class Finalists- 7th place in International Competition- Dayton, Ohio
2010- SHS Winter Percussion- Independent A Class Finalists- 10th place in International Competition- Dayton, Ohio
2015- SHS Winter Percussion- Musical Arts Conference A class Champions
2015- SHS Winter Percussion- A Class Semi-Finalists- 25th place in International Competition- Dayton, Ohio
2015- SHS Concert Band- Participants in USBands Concert Series at the Verizon Kimmel Center- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2016- SHS Marching Band- Performed the National Anthem at Citi Field for a New York Mets home game- Queens, NYC