Manhattan Municipal Band
102 years of performing in 2022
It is time to join the MMB for the 102nd year of concerts!!!! Have a great summer of band music in the park at the Larry Norvell Band Shell! Here are the PDFs if you are interested in playing in the band. Please turn in the Membership Agreement and FW9 to the Band Office in McCain Auditorium or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who we are
Manhattan, Kansas has had a tax-supported Municipal Band since 1920 when the city adopted a tax levy for that purpose. The band played its first concert on the lawn of the Riley County Courthouse. Over the years the band's membership has come from all conceivable walks of life, including students, staff, and faculty from Kansas State University, Manhattan Christian College and surrounding public schools, as well as military and civilian personnel from nearby Fort Riley, representatives of the community's diverse private sector, clergy, and retirees.
The Manhattan Municipal Band is very proud of its history and its place as a central part of life in Manhattan, Kansas. Nearly every resident of this town has somehow been touched by the municipal band, whether as a performing member or as part of our audience. As we close in on a century of service to central Kansas we look forward to continued growth and excellence. If you are, or have ever been a member of the Manhattan Municipal Band, we hope that you will always take pride in that affiliation. If you have ever been a member of our audience we thank you for your support and hope for your many returns. If you have never attended one of our performances we hope that you will take advantage of that opportunity very soon so that you can experience this wonderful community we call home. For more information, please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanMunicipalBand