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Tiger Swing Band

On Saturday, January 16, many of our instrumental music students will be performing at the Solo and Ensemble Contest. This contest, held at Washington High School, is an opportunity for student performers to play selections in front of a judge, either as a soloist or as part of an ensemble. The students are rated on skills such as intonation, musicality, and accuracy, with 'I' being the highest rating.

This competition is open to the public, and runs from 8:00am until 5:00pm. If you plan to attend, please be aware that photos, videos, or sound recording is not allowed.

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At the WHS Holiday Band Concert on December 17, Mr. Neel and Mrs. Smithhisler presented Dan Bolen with a 2015 Massillon Tiger Swing Band drum head, signed on the back by the students. The gift was presented in appreciation of Bolen's time with the Massillon Instrumental Music program.  Dan worked with the bands during the fall semester of 2015 as a student teacher.  He graduates from the University of Akron on Saturday, December 19, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education.

The entire MTSB family thanks Mr. Bolen for his work with the bands.  They have learned a lot from him, and we hope that he has learned a lot from us!  We wish Mr. Bolen well in his future musical pursuits!!

The concert scheduled for Wednesday evening at the Lincoln has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. 

Please come out on Thursday to WHS to see the Jazz Orchestra perform their entire Holiday set, and enjoy the concert bands as well. Sorry for the late notice.  

Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert

It's the most wonderful time of the year! That time when the Massillon Instrumental Music program showcases the talents of our students through a variety of band performances!  The schedule for 2015 is as follows:

7th Grade Band / 8th Grade Band

Wednesday, December 9 - 7:00pm
Massillon Junior High School


5th Grade Band / 6th Grade Band

Wednesday, December 16 - 7:00pm
Massillon Intermediate School
** This is the first time in recent memory that the 5th Grade Band will be performing at the holiday concert. We're in for a treat!


WHS Jazz Orchestra and Washingtonians

Wednesday, December 16 - 7:00pm
This event is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. 

Please come see the Jazz Orchestra perform on Thursday at the WHS Holiday Band Concert. 


WHS Holiday Band Concert

Thursday, December 17 - 7:00pm
WHS Auditorium
** This is the only time that the Freshmen Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Orchestra perform at the same concert!

The Jazz Orchestra will also be performing their entire Holiday set!

The Basketball Band is made up of members of the Freshmen Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Orchestra. The Band will rehearse once, and play at eight games throughout the basketball season. The band performs a variety of music before the game, during half-time, and during timeouts.  Basketball Band is a low-stress and fun activity for everyone who wishes to be involved!

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2015-2016 Basketball Band Schedule

Wednesday 12/2 - 3:00-4:30 - Mandatory Rehearsal - Band Room
Friday 12/4 - 6:30 - vs. Archbishop Hoban - Gym **
Tuesday 12/8 - 6:30 - vs. Canton South - Gym
Saturday 12/12 - 6:30 - vs. Lincoln West - Gym
Tuesday 12/15 - 6:30 - vs. Louisville - Gym
Wednesday 1/6 - 6:30 - vs. Archbishop Hoban - Gym (**rescheduled from 12/4)
Tuesday 1/12 - 6:30 - vs. Hoover - Gym
Saturday 1/23 - 6:30 - vs. McKinley - Gym
Tuesday 2/2 - 6:30 - vs. Stow-Munroe Falls - Gym
Saturday 2/6 - 6:30 - vs. Ellet - Gym

** The Archbishop Hoban game is being rescheduled due to their football playoff run.  The rescheduled date is Wednesday, January 6.

Download the Basketball Band Information Sheet

Uniform fittings for the 2015-2016 Concert Band season are scheduled as follows:

Junior/Senior Boys - Monday October 19 - 5:30-7:00
Junior/Senior Girls* - Tuesday October 20 - 5:30-7:00
Sophomore Boys - Wednesday October 21 - 5:30-7:00
Sophomore Girls* - Monday November 2 - 4:30-6:30
Freshmen* - Tuesday November 3 - 4:30-6:30 by appointment
Freshmen* - Wednesday November 4 - 5:30-7:30 by appointment

  • All fittings will be in the WHS Band Room (Door 23).
  • If you have an upperclass sibling, you may come with him/her.
  • If you miss your fitting night, please come the next available night.
  • Freshman appointments will be scheduled by the directors during class**.

*Girls - Please wear/bring the closed toe black shoes you will be wearing during the concerts.

** Parents of freshmen who come to the Band Booster meeting on October 22 may sign their student up for a fitting time then.  Otherwise, students will sign up with the directors during class.

MJHS MarchingNight 2014

The Massillon Junior High Marching Night is scheduled for Friday, October 16.  The schedule leading up to and including the performance is as follows:

Wednesday, October 14
4:15 – 5:15pm
TWIRLERS ONLY!! Practice with Mrs. Doherty and the majorettes in the armory.

Thursday, October 15
4:30 - TWIRLERS ONLY!! Practice with Mrs. Doherty and the majorettes in the armory. You will join the rest of the band in the DREAM building and finish practice at 6:45.
5:15 – 6:45pm - MJHS BAND
Rehearsal at the WHS Indoor Practice Field (DREAM building). Rehearsal will begin PROMPTLY at 5:15. Please have yourself, your instrument, and music ready to go by 5:15.

Friday, October 16
4:00 – 4:30pm
Rehearsal in Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. This time we will rehearse with the full Massillon Tiger Swing Band. Again, make sure you have your instrument and music ready to go by 4:00. Students need to be picked up at the stadium at 4:30 and report back at 6:00. Students SHOULD NOT plan to stay between 4:30 and 6:00. We recommend that you take advantage of the food and games that will be available at the MIS/JH tailgate party being held that afternoon at Kiwanis Park.

GAME NIGHT! Friday October 16
6:00pm – 9:15ish
We will meet at the armory, which is beside the WHS Band Field, and march over to the stadium with the Tiger Swing Band. AGAIN, make sure you have your instrument, music and yourself ready to go by 6:00.

You should wear a black or orange t-shirt or hoodie, blue jeans, and athletic shoes.

Please note that the 6:00 report time is a half an hour earlier than the time that was on the permission form.

After the Performance
The Junior High students will be released to their parents, or the responsible adult listed on the permission form, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEIR HALFTIME PERFORMANCE.


  • If you indicated that you would pick up your student inside the stadium, please come to the gate next to the band bleachers (NW corner of stadium) as soon as halftime has ended.
  • If you indicated that you would pick up your student outside the stadium, please come to gate #9 by the visitor's entrance. Students will be escorted as a group to this entrance.
  • If you indicated that your student will have a ticket to the game, that will be verified and the student will be released on their own.




Click Here for Order form.

All shirts are available in black, white, orange or dark heather grey. The logo appears at the top of the form and covers the body of the shirt.  Orders must be received no later than Friday, October 16th.



S-XL $10

2X-3X $12

4X-5X $13

Long Sleeve T

S-XL $15

2X-3X $17

Crew Neck Sweatshirt

S-XL $18

2X-3X $20

4X $21


S-XL $20

2X-3X $22

4X  $23


** Any questions can be directed to Jenn Smithhisler (330) 830-3901 x 51503   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the MTSB will be performing in "The Shoe" - Ohio Stadium - on the campus of The Ohio State University for the 2015 Buckeye Invitational.  This year this annual show features 38 high school marching bands from across Ohio, plus a performance by The Ohio State University Marching Band!  Massillon is scheduled to perform at 5:30pm, with OSU taking the field at 7:30pm.

The Buckeye Invitational is open to the public. General admission tickets are $12 presale (6 and under, free).

More information, schedules, and tickets are available on the website of The Ohio State University Marching Band.
(Direct link for presale ticket purchase - https://musicstore.asc.ohio-state.edu/store/2015-buckeye-invitational)

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The 2015 Massillon Tiger Alumni Band will be performing at the Orin "Dykae" Ford Tiger Band Review on September 26.  If you're an MTSB alum and are interested in joining the band, this is what you need to know:

Rehearsal (mandatory): 9-Noon Saturday, September 26

Run-thru: 5:00pm in Stadium

Show starts: 7:00pm - the Alumni Band will open the 2nd half

Music: School Song Packets are available for download.  We will be Playing Fanfare, Tiger Rag, Carry On, Massillon Will Shine, and the Alma Mater

Instruments: Anyone needing to borrow an instrument should contact Jenn Smithhisler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330-830-3901 x. 51503).  Woodwinds need to supply their own reeds.

Attire: Attire for the performance will be Jeans and Massillon Orange shirts.