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Tiger Swing Band

Philadelphia/NYC Trip 2017

The MTSB will be hitting the road over spring break - heading east for a special performance at the Statue of Liberty!

The trip begins with a visit to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania as we wing our way to Philadelphia to take in the sights in the City of Brotherly Love. After a visit to the Eastern State Penitentiary the band will visit the historic Old Town area, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

After a quick drive up the I-95 corridor, the band will land in New York City. While in the Big Apple we will take a cruise on the East River, visit Liberty Park and Times Square, and have some free time in Lower Manhattan - near the 911 Memorial, St. Paul's Chapel, and Trinity Church. No trip to New York would be complete without taking in a Broadway show, and we will defy gravity, taking in the hit show "Wicked".

The signature event on our itinerary is a performance at the base of the Statue of Liberty! If you are in the New York area on Thursday, March 30, at 11:00am, stop by and watch the show!

The MTSB performed at the Statue of Liberty on March 30, 2017.  The band played a show of (mostly) patriotic songs in front of an appreciative audience. After the performance many band members were approached by tourists to pose for photos!

The video below shows the opening of the performance and features The Star Spangled Banner and Tiger Rag.

View photos of the band's 2017 trip to Philadelphia and New York on Facebook.

MTSB at the Statue of Liberty

Posted by Massillon Tiger Swing Band on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mandatory Trip Meeting

  • Thursday, February 16 @ 7pm in the WHS Auditorium
  • Meeting is mandatory for all trip participants and at least one parent/guardian

Band Rehearsals

There will be three rehearsals to prepare music for the concert on Liberty Island (Statue of Liberty) on March 30th at 11am

  • Wednesday, March 15 - 3-5pm in the WHS Band Room
  • Tuesday, March 21 - 3-5pm in the WHS Band Room
  • Friday, March 24 - 3-4pm in the WHS Auditorium**

** All instrumentalists must have all of their music in a flip folder in concert order by rehearsal on March 24.  All instrumentalists (except tuba and percussion) must have the appropriate lyre for their instrument by rehearsal on March 24.

Uniform Check/Re-fit

Uniform re-fitting is mandatory for all student trip participants. If you are not available on your assigned night, please come the other night.

  • Last Name A-M & Majorettes - Monday, February 27 - 5-7pm in the Armory
  • Last Name N-Z - Wednesday, March 1 - 5-7pm in the Armory

Majorette Rehearsals

  • A separate schedule for majorette rehearsals will be provided by Mrs. Doherty.
  • Run-through with band - Friday, March 24 - 3-4pm in the WHS Auditorium

Final Payment Details

  • If paying in installments, the final payment is $100 (due February 27). Note - this is a reduction from the original amount.
  • The total trip cost has been reduced to $900 due to a decrease in the number of buses.
  • In addition to trip costs, all band accounts must be paid in full prior to the trip.
  • Credit card payments will be accepted at the trip meeting on February 16th.

Statue of Liberty

The Massillon Board of Education has approved a trip for the Massillon Tiger Swing Band for the Spring of 2017.  The band will be travelling to Philadelphia and New York City from March 27-31.  As part of this trip, the band will have the opportunity to perform at the Statue of Liberty!!

The cost of the trip for each student in good standing is $995, with all meals included.  To help parents and band members with budgeting this trip, the Band Boosters have instituted an installment schedule as follows:

  • August 30, 2016 -  $200 (non-refundable, return with intent form)
  • October 15, 2016 - $200
  • November 15, 2016 - $200
  • January 15, 2017 - $200
  • February 27, 2017 - $195

Total Cost: $995

Remember that in addition to the trip costs, all band accounts must be paid in full prior to the trip. This includes transportation fees if points were not earned.

Download the Philadelphia-NYC Trip Information Packet