Manhattan College was founded in 1853 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, a Catholic teaching order started by Saint John Baptist de La Salle. The Lasallian mission drives our focus on quality education for all and service to our neighbors in need. Our picturesque campus is located in The Bronx, a 35-minute subway ride from the heart of Manhattan.
String, brass and woodwind musicians are invited to join the Manhattan College Orchestra. This group performs two concerts a semester and plays a varied symphonic repertoire. New membership is open at the beginning of each semester to any student, faculty or staff member or alumnus. Students participating in this club may receive college credit through the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The Manhattan College Orchestra meets Monday nights during the semester in the Chapel of de La Salle and His Brothers.