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Manistee Community Band and Festival Chorus

The Manistee Community Band and Festival Chorus is a 100 person music ensemble featuring a concert band and full choir.  Both groups are active in the Manistee area during the summers.  The Band and Chorus is in their 5th year and features several concerts with members from Manistee, Benzie, Mason counties and beyond during the season.


2024 Season

2024 marks our 55th Anniversary!  We will feature a composition written by a Michigan composer, Chris Evan Hass, specificially for our anniversary, a youth concerto competition and a reception celebrating our history.  You can be a part of our celebration by sponsoring an event, advertising in our concert programs, and more.                   

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Rehearsals are every Tuesday night from May 7 to August 7, 2024.  Chorus: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Band: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Community Band


The Manistee Community Band is a volunteer group of musicians from across the Manistee area. The community band plays music of all genres primarily grades 2-4.  



Festival Chorus

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The Festival Chorus is a Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass/Baritone choir with members of all ages. The Festival Chorus presents concerts alone as a choir but also sings  . . . 



2024 Concerto Competition Recipient


Congratulations to Jamison Moran, the winner of the 2024 Youth Concerto Competition!! Jamison will perform “Pequena Czarda” with the Community Band on July 12th!



August 16, 2023


Music for Everyone, By Anyone!


Thank You Sponsors

WSCC   Snyders   Manistee Foundation