Ohio's Oldest High School Football Band - Since 1914

Tiger Swing Band



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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.



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.

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.

The 2015 Edition of the Massillon Tiger Swing Band is underway!!  Squad leaders reported for duty for three days of leadership training from July 8-10, and the full band began summer rehearsals bright and early on Monday morning July 13th.  The first week of rehearsals involves indoor work, with the band divided into majorettes, wind, and percussion who practice separately. The full band comes together on July 20th to begin outdoor practices, including marching.

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2015 MTSB Squad Leaders

Some upcoming dates to put on the calendar include:

July 26 - Drumline, Majorettes, and Obie march in the Hall of Fame Community Parade - parade steps off at 2:30pm

August 1 - Drumline performs at the Massillon FunFest

August 8 - The full Swing Band marches in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Grand Parade - parade steps off at 8:00am

August 25 - 7:00pm - Squad Leaders, Drum Major, Majorettes, and Obie perform at the Massillon Kickoff Pep Rally at Duncan Plaza

August 27 - 7:30 kickoff - the 2015 Football Season gets underway at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium vs. Perry

September 1 - 7:30pm - Stark County Fair High School Band Show

For more events, please be sure to check the MTSB Calendar!

Mr. Nussbaum had a wager with the 6th Grade Band. He bet that the group would not work all the way through their methods book by the end of the school year. 

Mr. Nussbaum lost that bet, and on the last day of school, he paid up:

Uniform fittings for the 2015 Massillon Tiger Swing Band are scheduled as follows:

Seniors - Wednesday, May 27 - 4:30-6:30pm
Juniors - Monday, June 1 - 4:30-7:00pm
Sophomores - Tuesday, June 2 - 4:30-7:00pm
Freshmen - Wednesday, June 3 - 5:00-7:00pm by appointment
Freshmen - Thursday, June 4 - 3:30-7:00pm by appointment

  • All fittings will be in the armory.
  • If you have an upperclass sibling, you may come with him/her. 
  • If you miss your fitting night, please come on Thursday, June 4. 
  • Freshman appointments were scheduled either at the freshman band orientation, or during class by the directors.