Manchester Bicentennial Band Shell

The Manchester Bicentennial Band Shell was conceived as a living memorial of the nation's celebration of its 200th Birthday in 1976.

The Band Shell facility represents a special model of community life. The State of Connecticut and its agency, Manchester Community College, provide the land, by a forty-year lease to the Town of Manchester. The building is owned by the Town and was built by private funds. The Band Shell Board of Directors manages the programming of the summer concerts and town fireworks. The college uses the band shell each year, weather permitting, for its commencement ceremony.

To find out more and for a current concert schedule, visit the Band Shell website.