Friesland Band

Welcome to The Friesland Band Website



Welcome to the historic Friesland Band website. You will find the latest information about The Friesland Band here.





About us


1914 - The band was formed from the combination of two separate church bands. Rather than competing with each other the members organized a Community Band. When World War I started there were only two bands in all of Columbia County. At that time there were no High school bands. Both bands had members of Fathers, Mothers, children, and sometimes a couple of generations, all very happy for the opportunity to make music.  more...



Our Mission:


The Friesland Band is organized for the purpose of providing its members the opportunity to play music for their enjoyment, community education, community entertainment, and to continue to promote music as an inherited part of the community culture. The means of promoting music culture and providing such education includes, but is not limited to, the opportuniity for members of  the general public, who have and interest in such music, to rehearse with the group, and perform music in any form, with the focus   more...

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