The Manic Optimists
A cappella at Bates Colege


The Bates College ManOps and Deansmen performing in the same place at the same time…..wait WHAT?!?!?!??!
Chyea it’s happening tomorrow night (Thursday Nov. 29th) at 8pm in Old Commons! It’s gonna be like supah dupah


This Wednesday night, October 22nd at 8:30pm, the ManOps will be performing at ‘Bates Night in Town’ with Bates’ 4 other acapella groups at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston….It’s going to be a GREAT show. See you there!


The ManOps are going on tour during Bates’ fall break from October 17th – October 20th!! We’re super excited to go sing with some awesome college groups and share our music! Here’s where we’ll be:

Wednesday October 17 @ 10pm Smith College with the Smith College Vibes

Thursday October 18 @ 8pm Connecticut College coffee grounds with the Conn Shwiffs

Friday October 19 @ 6:30pm Faneuil Hall with Boston University  Terpsichore

Saturday October 20 @ 5:30pm Northeastern University afterHOURS with the Nor’easters

Come check it out!


This Friday, October 5th at 8:30pm, all five Bates College acapella groups (including yours truly) will be performing in the Grey Cage next to Alumni Gymnasium. The ManOps will be featuring three (THREE) new songs that you won’t want to miss! It’s going to be an amazing show…

See you there!


The ManOps are back from a long summer off and are super excited to get the 2012-2013 year started! After a loss of some great ManOp seniors, we are happy to announce the arrival of 5 new members to the group who are sure to make a major impact! Congratulations to Max Alley ’16, Jonah Greenawalt ’16, Euan Howard-Sorrell ’15, Nile Rabb ’16, and Zaq Shabman ’16


Come out to see the ManOps on Sugarloaf mountain! We will be singing Sunday morning April 1st!

Hope to see you there!


Join the ManOps and Crosstones tomorrow night, Wednesday March 28th, at 9pm for Wind Down Wednesday in the 280 basement!

See you there!


Tune in to WCSH 6 tomorrow night, Wednesday 7pm, to catch the Manic Optimists perform two songs on Maine’s local news show 207. Don’t miss out!


This Saturday night (January 11) at 9 pm the ManOps are performing with Tufts sQ! in the Benjamin Mays Center.

The sQ! are fresh off their acceptance onto the 2012 BOCA (Best of College Acapella) album so it’s sure to be an awesome show!

See you there!


The ManOps will be performing a short set this Wednesday night at 8:45 pm in the Bates College Chapel for Pause. Hope to see you there!


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