Massillon Instrumental Music News

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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Video: A Century of Massillon High School Football Band

On September 23, 2014, Robert Wenzel, "The Voice of the Massillon Tiger Swing Band" was the speaker at the Massillon Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Series.  The topic of Bob's talk was "A Century of the Massillon High School Football Band".  The video of that presentation has been made available by the museum. …

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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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MTSB on WQMX Morning Show

The Massillon Tiger Swing Band performed the National Anthem on the WQMX Morning Show October 9, 2015. …

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Buckeye Invitational

The Massillon Tiger Swing Band performed at the Buckeye Invitational on October 3, 2015.  This event, hosted by the Ohio State University Marching Band, and held at Ohio Stadium featured bands from thirty-eight high schools across Ohio.  The invitational is an OMEA Adjudicated Event for those bands who participate in contest,  and those bands with the highest scores continue on to …

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Throwback Thursday Show

The Thursday night football game against GlenOak gave the Massillon Tiger Swing Band the opportunity for a little #tbt (throwback Thursday) action of their own. This halftime performance featured a recreation of the 64 member "Bird Band" - the same band configuration and show as marched upon the arrival of George "Red" Bird in 1938. The Bird Band was followed by the Bob Seger song, "Old Time …

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Dixieland Show 2015

The Massillon Tigers opened the 2015 season against Perry High School on Thursday night, August 27.  The MTSB took that opportunity to debut the 2015 "Dixieland" show!  This show featured songs from the birthplace of Dixie - New Orleans - as well as points south:When the Saints Go Swinging In, Li'l Liza Jane, and Alexander's Ragtime Band. …

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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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