The Stratford High School District Jazz Band is an auditioned group of high school students from Stratford CT under the direction of Dr. Mark Ryan who teaches music at Stratford High School.
The band plays for the school and community each year and has also performed special concerts at Dizzy's Jazz Club (NYC), Carnegie Hall (NYC), CN Tower (Toronto, Canada), Disney World (FL), Quincy Market (Boston), Dollywood (TN), and numerous other venues. In 2019 the band placed 1st in the Berklee High School Jazz Festival in Boston. The band has received numerous other top awards at festivals throughout the east coast.
The students will be traveling to the first-ever National Jazz Festival held in Philadelphia on February 14-15.
We would appreciate any help you can provide in funding the trip.
The Stratford High School Music Parent Association is dedicated to supporting our music students by fundraising for student music trips and performances. The goal is to give students the opportunity to be active participants of music functions throughout the country. Stratford High School music students include Concert band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Wind Ensemble.