Ohio's Oldest High School Football Band - Since 1914

Tiger Swing Band

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.

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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.

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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.

Parents:

  • 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.

FOR THE SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS, NO STUDENT WILL BE RELEASED TO ANYONE BUT THE CHILD'S PARENT OR THE RESPONSIBLE PERSON INDICATED ON THE PERMISSION FORM. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE BAND AREA WITHOUT SUPERVISION UNLESS THEY HAVE A STUDENT TICKET TO THE GAME.

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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.

ITEM PRICE

T-shirt

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

Hoodie

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.

This year the Band Boosters are offering an incentive for those volunteers who work in the concessions booths on game night - a drawing for a fabulous prize!!  To qualify, just sign up and work a shift on a game night and you will be entered to win!  Winners are chosen at random during the week following the game.

The Winners:

Perry: Troy Kemp - Gift Certificate from Yund's Car Wash
GlenOak: Linda Ginther - Gift Certificate for Menches Brothers Restaurant
Bowsher: Allen Hershberger - Gift Certificate to Drifterz
Ursuline: Rick Dinger - Gift Certificate for East of Chicago Pizza
Mount Healthy: Tom Menches - Gift Certificate for Kraus' Pizza
St. Vincent-St. Mary: Michael Blosser - Gift Certificate for Smiley's

If you wish to sign up for a shift and get in the action, please contact Booster Secretary Lisa Markley - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  There is always room for more volunteers, so if you can work one game or all 6, please let Lisa know!

Orin Dykae Ford Band ReviewIt's time once again for the MTSB Band Show!! At 7:00pm on Saturday, September 26, 2015, the Orin "Dykae" Ford Tiger Band Review hits the field at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium!!

This year's review welcomes bands from (in alphabetical order):

  • Alliance WebsiteFacebook
  • Coventry WebsiteTwitter
  • Cuyahoga Falls Twitter
  • Green WebsiteFacebook
  • Olentangy Orange FacebookTwitter
  • Wadsworth WebsiteTwitter
  • Wooster WebsiteTwitterYouTube

...and features your own Massillon Tiger Alumni Band and the 2015 Edition of the Massillon Tiger Swing Band!!

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (including college students) and senior citizens, and children 12 and under are free.
Tickets are available at the door the night of the show.

The parkas the MTSB wears during inclement weather need to be cleaned.

The uniform crew is looking for parents willing to take home 4 to 6 parkas to wash. They are machine washable in cold water with mild detergent, and must hang dry. They cannot be put in the dryer.

If you can help, parkas can be picked up in the armory on Thursday, August 13 after the band family picnic. Parkas must be signed out by a parent, but can be returned at any band practice by the parent or student.

If you have questions, please contact Uniform Chairperson Linda Lockwood (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Dan BolenWe are pleased to welcome Dan Bolen as student teacher for the 2015 fall semester. Bolen, a Dover native, is a senior at the University of Akron where he is majoring in Music Education. After he graduates in December his goal is to become a band director. While his preference would be to work with middle school bands, he is enjoying his time with the MTSB students and would be open to a high school position as well.

Bolen started his instrumental music career on the euphonium. He switched to the sousaphone after 8th grade when he marched with the Dover Marching Tornadoes, and later with the University of Akron Marching Band.

When he had the opportunity to choose a district for his student teaching, he chose Massillon due to its proximity and the environment surrounding the program. Aware of some of the history of the MTSB, Bolen is looking forward to learning more about both the traditions and the community, and says "...the more I'm here, the more I realize that it's something special."

Mr. Bolen is the first student teacher in current director Jason Neel's tenure. While he will begin working with small groups, Neel plans to place him into more teaching situations, taking on larger groups as the season progresses. Once the school year starts, Neel will give Bolen instructional time in the classroom, including turning over entire class periods.

Bolen is excited to be learning from Mr. Neel, the other directors, and the kids. While his biggest challenge may be in learning everyone's name, he is most looking forward to helping the instrumental music students attain a high level of achievement.