Thumb Friends of the Arts

2015 Band Festival

Welcome to our website.  If this is your first visit, please feel free to look around and learn more about our organization.  If you are returning, please make sure you check out the upcoming events to see what events will be coming to the USA Schools Auditorium. 

Any person that is interested in helping to promote the arts in the Thumb of Michigan is welcome to join us on the 4th Monday of the month at the Columbia Township Library at 7:00 p.m. (no meetings in May or December)

Our Festival Programs has grown and we need to purchase two additional digital pianos to help serve our participating schools.  We are looking to raise a total of $2678.00 and are already over half way there! Please donate today to help us reach that goal.

Click on the link above and then scroll
to bottom of the page to order CDs.


Contact Us!

To contact the Thumb Friends of the Arts about our Band & Choir Solo & Ensemble or Concert Festivals - contact Jason Parmenter at
 or 810-853-8993.

For questions about performances or if you are interested in us hosting your group for a performance, please contact Jason Parmenter at or 810-853-8993.

Donna Tribute

2015-2016 Events

Dance Center No1
(from Augsburg, Germany)
Sunday, August 16th
Hosted at Laker Auditorium
3:00 p.m.
Tickets $6 adults, $3 students

TFOTA Marching Band Festival
Monday, October 12th
Hosted at Lakers Football Field
6:00 p.m.
Tickets - $3 
at the gate

Alex Zsolt - Pianist
Saturday, November 14th
Hosted at Laker Auditorium
7:00  p.m.
Tickets - $8 adults, $4 students
at the door

Christmas Through The Arts
Sunday, December 6th
Hosted at USA Auditorium
3:00 p.m.
Tickets - $8 adults, $4 students
at the door

Solo & Ensemble Festivals
Monday, January 25th
Hosted at Laker Schools
Wednesday, January 27th
Hosted at Sandusky Schools
4:00-9:00 p.m.
Admission to events is free

Band & Choir Festivals
March 15th at Mayville Schools
March 17th at Caseville Schools
March 17th at USA Schools
Admission to performances is free

Solo & Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, March 22nd - 7:00 p.m.
Hosted at Laker Auditorium
Tickets $8 adults, $4 students

Thumb Community Concert Choir
Friday, April 8th - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 10th - 3:00 p.m.
Hosted at USA Auditorium
Tickets $8 adults, $4 students

East Shore Wind Symphony
Friday, April 15th - 7:30 p.m.
Hosted at USA Schools
by USA Music Department
Tickets $6 adults, $3 students

HS Jazz Festival
Sunday, April 24th - 3:00 p.m.
Hosted at Bad Axe High School
Tickets $8 adults, $4 students

Tickets will be available at the door for all concerts.