Ohio's Oldest High School Football Band - Since 1914

Tiger Swing Band

The Band Boosters are a dedicated group of volunteers who work countless hours to support the Massillon Tiger Swing Band.  However, with the MTSB in the spotlight, the boosters work mostly "behind-the-scenes". An article published in the Massillon Independent acknowledges their hard work as it follows booster president Rob Smith preparing the concessions stand for the weekend's OHSAA State Football Championships.  The Band Boosters run the concessions stands in Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, and all proceeds from the sales help defray band costs such as uniforms, instruments, and music.

We thank the Band Boosters for all their hard work. The band wouldn't be as successful as it is without the dedicated boosters, parents, and volunteers!!

Read the Independent Article

Drum Major Dan McCullough is featured Student Athlete of the Week on WEWS-TV in Cleveland.

In addition to being the leader of the Swing Band, McCullough, a Junior, runs cross-country, maintains a 3.8 GPA, and sings in the advanced choir.

Chris SmithIt is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of former MTSB director Chris Smith. Chris was a friend, teacher, mentor, and inspiration to many in our band family and in our community.

Chris was band director from 1991-1999, and returned to the helm for the 2002-2003 seasons. During his tenure, the band increased from 70 members to a high of 186, and the music program received its first ever OMEA Superior rating. Beloved by the students and staff alike, Smith brought an era of fun, excitement, and innovation to the band shows.

Chris will be remembered as a devoted parent, demanding teacher, and dedicated friend. We offer our deepest sympathies to his family.

The 2012 Massillon Tiger Swing Band closed out the regular season with a pair of memorable performances. The pregame show included the traditional  and recognized the Seniors. At halftime, the band reprised the popular "Rhythm Show" which featured a 140-piece "Stomp"-style rhythm section!

Pregame - McKinleyHaltime - McKinley Game

Videos of both performances are available to watch on our Audio/Video page, or follow the links below for each individual video.

Watch the McKinley Game Pregame Show
Watch the McKinley Game Halftime Show

The video of the MTSB "Beautiful" Show, and 2012 Homecoming is now available to watch.

The band performed a series of songs with the theme of "Beautiful", closing with a serenade for the announcement of the Homecoming Queen and her court.

Watch the video

The video of the Bird Band/Patriotic show which was performed at the halftime of the Massillon-Steubenville game on September 21, 2012 is available to watch.  This performance pays tribute to both America and former director George "Red" Bird, who revolutionized marching bands upon his arrival in Massillon in 1938.

During pregame that evening, the Washington High School Advanced Choir joined the band for the singing of the National Anthem and the Alma Mater.

Watch the Bird Band/Patriotic Show
Watch the Pregame with Advanced Choir

The video of the Jungle-themed show which was performed at the halftime of the Massillon-Firestone game on September 21, 2012 is available to watch.  This performance features the Tiger Swing Band present and future, with the inclusion of the Massillon Junior High band.

During pregame that evening, the Massillon Junior High Choir joined the band for the singing of the National Anthem..

Watch the Jungle-themed/MJHS Band Show
Watch the Pregame with MJHS Choir

The weekly schedules that go home with the students will also be available in the forms section of this site.  They contain the most up to date weekly schedule as well as helpful announcements and reminders.  Go to the "Forms" option on the left of the screen and then to the "Schedules" folder and select the schedule with the appropriate dates. 

Our goal is to keep everyone as informed as possible! If you find any errors or have any questions about these schedules or the website calendar, feel free to email Mrs. Smithhisler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call.