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Band Parents Association

The SHSBAI holds parent meetings each month.  Please review the calendar for the dates. 

To contact the SHSBPAI, email us at stamfordhighbandparents@gmail.com

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Welcome to the homepage for our Black Knights Music Program! Here you will find a plethora of up to date information regarding all of our music programs, fundraising events, upcoming events and more! The Stamford High School Music Program is a comprehensive music institution that includes a marching, jazz and concert band as well as a nationally ranked percussion ensemble. Music enables all students to discover and develop their artistic potential through listening, performing, analyzing, moving and creating. We believe music incorporates understanding from all disciplines and leads to an improved self-concept, a broader cultural awareness and a development of life-long skills.  

Stamford High School Marching Band to host regional competition.


A Knight of music will fill the skies at Stamford High School with the competitive sounds of 12 regional marching bands of the USSBA.

Stamford, CT - August 24, 2012 - On Saturday October 20th,  the Stamford High School Black Knights Marching Band will host an annual competition with 12 regional marching bands of the US Scholastic Band Association (USSBA).  Knight Music! is organized to bring the great talents and performances of these bands together for all to enjoy.

2012 Competition Dates . . . Mark Your Calendars!

September 22, 2012 @ BRIEN MCMAHON HIGH SCHOOL     

September 29, 2012 @ NEW MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL    

October 6, 2012 @ NEWTOWN HIGH SCHOOL    

October 13, 2012 @ CHESHIRE HIGH SCHOOL    


October 27, 2012 @ BUNNELL HIGH SCHOOL    



Band Uniforms

Band Uniforms

After the Memorial Day Parade, all band uniforms will be dry cleaned. The cleaning cost for each uniform is $15. Please give the money to Mr. Beratis in an envelope with your name on it. You can also mail it to the following address:


PO BOX 4574

Stamford, CT 06907

Band Banquet

Band Banquet

The SHS 2012 Band Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 31st from 6-9p at Pellicci's Ristorante. The cost is $25 per person for band members and their families. Attached is the reservation form to RSVP. If you plan on attending the banquet, please be sure to turn in the form and payment by May 20th. Thank you!

Avon Fundraiser

Avon Fundraiser

The SHS band members and families have been ivited to shop Avon! The SHSBPAI will earn 30% from all sales made during a 3 week period, starting from Monday, April 23rd. If you haven't received your email invitation to the event, please contact spempleton@gmail.com





Upcoming Fundraisers:

March to Annapolis Pledge Drive - Starting in September, Band Members will be seeking pledges to help earn money towards the trip to Annapolis, MD for the US Bands Championship.  Based on 250 hours of Band practice and competition and the 250 miles to Annapolis, you can pledge $.10, $.20, $.50, $1 per hour to a member to help us achieve our Championship goal!

Annual Raffle:  Starting in October, Band Members will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win one of three great prizes.  The drawing will be in December (more details to come soon!)

Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale:  Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, the tree lot will be open and beautiful Balsm Fir and Fraser Fir trees will be for sale.  This is the biggest fundraiser the Band holds each year, so please be sure to tell your family and friends to buy from us!


Ongoing Fundraisers:

Parkway Diner Night: The Band Members take over the Diner one Monday of each month! They take orders and serve the food all to earn tips for the band program. Join us at the next Diner "Knight" (please see the calendar for the dates)

Shop Rite Gift Cards: Please contact Mary Lupo at mmandfour@sbcglobal.net to purchase grocery cards. Each card costs $50 with a portion of the card value retained by the band.

Can The Band: Remember to bring your rinsed out cans and bottles to the Band Room.  Every nickel counts!

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