Band News

2017 Four Star Awards

The 4 Star Awards for the 2016-17 school year were held on Monday May 15. 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. …

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Piorkowski named Oustanding Senior Boy

Quinn Piorkowski was named Outstanding Senior Boy at the WHS Honors Ceremony on May 10, 2017. Quinn is the son of Sheryl and Brian Piorkowski, is a four year member of the Massillon Tiger Swing Band, serving as squad leader, and is a member of the Wind Orchestra. The titles of Miss Massillonian and Outstanding Senior Boy are awarded based on academic performance, leadership ability, …

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Matthews to join Marine Band

Dawson Matthews, a member of the Massillon Band program, recently passed his audition to join the United States Marine Band program. Very few high school seniors qualify to play with the United States Marine Band — in fact, Dawson believes he is the first high school senior from Stark County to pass the audition in over six years! Matthews, who plays french horn in the WHS Wind Orchestra and …

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Statue of Liberty Performance

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 …

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2016 Four Star Awards

The 4 Star Awards for the 2015-16 school year were held on Monday May 16. 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. …

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Miss Massillonian/Outstanding Senior Boy 2016

Rebekah Sorensen was named Miss Massillonian, and Zac Lockwood was named Outstanding Senior Boy at the WHS Honors Ceremony on May 11, 2016. Miss Massillonian and Outstanding Senior Boy are awarded based on academic performance, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work. …

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Smithhisler named Top Educator

Congratulations to Jenn Smithhisler who was named WHS Top Educator at the 2016 Top 25 dinner. This award is chosen by the WHS administration, and is a testament to Mrs. Smithhisler's dedication to her students. …

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Thank You, Mr. Bolen!

At the WHS Holiday Band Concert on December 17, Mr. Neel and Mrs. Smithhisler presented Dan Bolen with a 2015 Massillon Tiger Swing Band drum head, signed on the back by the students. The gift was presented in appreciation of Bolen's time with the Massillon Instrumental Music program. …

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Meet Mr. Bolen

We 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 …

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Mr. Nussbaum Loses a Bet

Middle School Band Director Chris Nussbaum lost a bet with the 6th Grade Band and he paid up while the cameras were rolling. …

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