85th Anniversary Show

1938 to 2023 – 85 Years of Swing!!

On Friday, September 8, 2023 the Massillon Tiger Swing Band celebrated its 85th birthday with a halftime show featuring the combined MTSB and Massillon Tiger Alumni Band. The return of over 200 alumni makes this the largest alumni band in Massillon history!  In addition to the musicians on the field, the alumni band saw the return of four former Obies, seven former drum majors, and nineteen former majorettes.  The “most experienced” members of the alumni band came to us from the Class of 1967!!

The combined bands hit the field playing the traditional “Opening Routine” of Fanfare, Tiger Rag, and Carry On, followed by:

  • Big Noise from Winnetka
  • Happy Birthday, Swing Band
  • Massillon Will Shine
  • WHS Alma Mater