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The WHS Symphonic Band and the WHS Wind Orchestra will both be competing at the OMEA District Contest in March. In preparation, these two bands will be performing a concert featuring the music that they have prepared for the contest.

The concert is Thursday, March 5 at 7pm in the WHS Auditorium. The public is invited to this free concert to enjoy the wonderful music, and to wish our bands well at the district contest!

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As the calendar year winds down, we are proud to present holiday-themed concerts from our band programs. 

Massillon Junior High Holiday Band Concert

Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00pm
Massillon Intermediate/Junior High School

Featuring the 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, and 8th Grade Band, this is an opportunity to experience the present and future of the Massillon Band program!

 

 

Jazz Orchestra/Washingtonians Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00pm
Lions Lincoln Theater

This annual extravaganza features the WHS Jazz Orchestra performing holiday songs and standards, and the Washingtonians performing their traditional holiday show.

 

 

WHS Holiday Band Concert

Thursday, December 18 at 7:00pm
WHS Auditorium

This holiday concert feature three of the most outstanding high school bands in Ohio - the WHS Freshman Band, WHS Symphonic Band, and the WHS Wind Orchestra.

 

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.

2014-2015 Basketball Band Schedule

Tuesday 12/2 - 3:00-4:30 - Mandatory Rehearsal - Band Room
Tuesday 12/9 - 6:30 - vs. Lake - Gym
Saturday 12/13 - 6:30 - vs. Warren - Gym
Friday 1/16 - 6:30 - vs. Central Catholic - Gym
Thursday 1/22 - 3:00-4:30 - Mandatory Rehearsal - Band Room
Tuesday 1/27 - 6:30 - vs. Ursuline - Gym
Friday 1/30 - 6:30 - vs. East - Gym
Saturday 2/7 - 6:30 - vs. GlenOak - Gym
Saturday 2/14 - 6:30 - vs. Ellet - Gym
Tuesday 2/24 - 6:30 - vs. Wooster - Gym

Download information sheet and schedule

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, the MTSB will be performing in "The Shoe" - Ohio Stadium - on the campus of The Ohio State University for the 2014 Buckeye Invitational.  This year this annual show features 42 high school marching bands from across Ohio, plus a performance by The Ohio State University Marching Band!  Massillon is scheduled to perform at 6:00pm, with OSU taking the field at 9:30pm.

The Buckeye Invitational is open to the public. General admission tickets are $12 presale, $15 day of the show.

More information, schedules, and tickets are available on the website of The Ohio State University Marching Band.

Bob WenzelOur own Bob Wenzel, the voice of the Tiger Swing Band, will be speaking at the Massillon Museum's Brown Bag Lunch series on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at noon.   His topic will be "A Century of the Massillon High School Band".  Bring your lunch (or purchase one from Anderson's in the City, in the museum lobby) and join Bob as he discusses the "pre-swing" band, the impact of George "Red" Bird on marching bands, and highlights from 100 years of the Massillon High School Band.

Admission is free, and coffee and cookies will be provided by the museum. The presentation will run approximately 40 minutes.

 
 
 
UPDATE: The museum has made available a video of Bob's talk.

On Saturday, September 13th, the Massillon Tiger Swing Band will be performing at Avon Lake's 50th Annual Band-a-Rama!! The MTSB was a featured band at the very first Band-a-Rama, and we are honored to return for this special evening.

Scheduled to perform are bands from:

The show kicks off at 7:00pm and $5.00 General Admission tickets are available at the door.

Map to Avon Lake after the jump

Tiger Band ShowThe Orin "Dykae" Ford Tiger Band Review roars into Paul Brown Tiger Stadium on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:00pm!!

This year's review welcomes bands from:

...and features your own Massillon Tiger Alumni Band and the 2014 Edition of the Massillon Tiger Swing Band!!

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

The Squad Leaders for the 2014 Edition of the Massillon Tiger Swing Band completed their training this week, which culminated in a giant game of "Capture the Flag" in Stadium Park.

The full band reports on Monday, July 14th to begin rehearsals for what is sure to be another exciting marching season!

Report times:
Woodwinds/Brass - 9am at WHS Band Room (Door 22)
Drumline - 9am at Massillon Junior High School (Door 12)

2014 Squad Leaders

2014 Squad Leaders

2014 Squad Leaders

Uniform Fittings for the 2014 Swing Band will be held on the following dates:

Next year's Seniors:
Wednesday 5/28, 5:00-7:00

Next year's Juniors:
Thursday 5/29, 6:00-8:00

Next year's Sophomores:
Monday 6/2, 5:00-7:00

Incoming Freshmen:
Tuesday 6/3, 4:00-7:00 by appointment
Wednesday 6/4, 5:00-8:00 by appointment

Makeup date for upperclassmen is during the Freshman fittings on June 3 and 4.

MTSB Class of 2014The 4 Star Awards for the 2013-14 school year were held on Monday May 19.  This annual event is an opportunity to thank all the students who participated in the band programs, making those programs successful.  It is also a time to recognize outstanding efforts, award scholarships, and bid farewell to our Seniors.

In addition to First, Second, Third, and Four-Year Awards, presented to all members who met those qualifications, the following received individual recognition, awards and/or scholarships:

Senior Show Directors 2013: Dom Foutz, Zane Radcliffe, Andy Smith, Lexus Uhlir, Taylor Wicks
Senior Show Choreographers: Kim Anderson, Emily Dodd
Outstanding Freshman Boy: Stephen Sober
Outstanding Freshman Girl: Tori Nelson
Rookie of the Year: Camrynn Bickel
Outstanding Sophomore Boy: Zac Lockwood
Outstanding Sophomore Girl: Rebekah Sorensen
Outstanding Junior Boy: Chase Porrini
Outstanding Junior Girl: Lena Shelton
Dave Voshall Legacy Award: Andy Smith
Outstanding Senior: Christine Collins
Most Dedicated Senior: Matt Sorensen
John Philip Sousa Band Award: Jessie Robinson
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Andy Smith
Senior Leadership Award: Taylor Wicks
Massillon Tiger Band Alumni Scholarship: Lexus Uhlir, Jordy Vargas, Dom Foutz
Chuck "Scoop" Hess Scholarship: Michael Coffey
Amanda J. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship: Taylor Wicks
Pizza Oven Scholarship: Jessie Robinson, Rebecca Klein
George "Red" Bird Scholarship: Christine Collins
Swingster Award: Andy Smith
Distinguished Service Award: Walt and Marta Shannon

Congratulations to all the Seniors who make up the WHS Band Program's Class of 2014:

Kim Anderson
Shaun Bolan
Collin Brace
Kennedy Brand
Bryan Campbell
Mike Coffey
Christine Collins
Riley Dahlquist
Andrew Crell
Emily Dodd
Kyle Erbland
Dominic Foutz
Cheyenne Harrison

Jewel Haskins
Cody Hawkins
Rebecca Klein
Megan Lint
Kayla Lones
Trevor Lucas
J.J. Maceyak
Dan McCullough
Miranda McGinnis
Michelle Mercer
Jessica Natoli
John Norris
Jessica Pledgure

Zane Radcliffe
Christopher Rittenhouse
Jessie Robinson
Vanessa Shannon
Andy Smith
Matthew Sorensen
Lexus Uhlir
Jordy Vargas
Madison Walsh
Kayla White
Taylor Wicks
Jessie Wilson
Justin Wilson