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Performing Arts


Mr. Zak Tschiniak -  Director of Orchestras, Department Chair; ztschiniak@hse.k12.in.us
Mr. Mike Niemiec - Performing Arts Educator, Assistant Orchestra Director, Former Director of Bands; mniemiec@hse.k12.in.us
Mrs. Audrey Torres - Director of Bands; atorres@hse.k12.in.us
Mr. Ed Roush - Associate Director of Bands; eroush@hse.k12.in.us
Mr. Jake Coon - Percussion Director; jcoon@hse.k12.in.us
Mrs. Danielle Mullen - Director of Choral Activities; dmullen@hse.k12.in.us
Mr. Shawn Porter - Directors of Choral Activities; sporter@hse.k12.in.us
Ms. Mary Armstrong - Co-Director of Drama/Thespian Sponsor, Auditorium Manager; marmstrong@hse.k12.in.us
Mr. Ethan Mathias - Co-Director of Drama; emathias@hse.k12.in.us

CLICK HERE here for the official Course Guide descriptions of classes available in the Performing Arts Department.
For more detailed information about each program, please see the WEBSITES links below.

Performing Arts Department Mission Statement
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PERFORMING ARTS ADVOCACY:  Beyond The Paint: Pau Gasol's Symphony CLICK HERE
Venture to the symphony with the Spurs' center Pau Gasol and learn about his love of classical music.



ISSMA State Qualifications - Saturday, April 27th - Zionsville High School

  • Southeastern Symphony - 9:30am

  • Wind Ensemble - 12:30pm

    Per ISSMA policy: Once a performance has begun, NO ONE will be allowed to enter the performance area until all three musical selections are complete. Therefore, please plan to arrive no later than 15 – 20 minutes prior to your child’s performance time.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
(Spring Thespian Show) - May 2, 3, & 4, 7pm - Little Theatre


Percussion Ensemble - Tuesday, May 7th, 7pm - Little Theatre

Spring Choir Show
- Thursday & Friday, May 9th & 10th, 7pm - Leonard Auditorium


Spring Band Concert - Tuesday, May 14th, 7pm - Leonard Auditorium
Admission:  $5 Adult, $3 Student/Senior, Ages 5 & under FREE, HSE Faculty/Staff plus Guest FREE w/ ID

Spring Orchestra Concert & Senior Recognition - Wednesday, May 15th, 7pm - Leonard Auditorium
Admission:  $5 Adult, $3 Student/Senior, Ages 5 & under FREE, HSE Faculty/Staff plus Guest FREE w/ ID

(pdf)Calendar of Events Complete Hamilton Southeastern High School Performing Arts Department 2018-2019

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We are excited to announce that we are going on a combined Band & Orchestra Trip to California over Spring Break 2020!!!!! ALL STUDENTS in the band program will be invited on this trip! We have worked the schedule around important competition dates so that winds, percussion, and color guard will all be able to participate!!! Details, a tentative itinerary, projected costs, as well as other pertinent information were disseminated at our TRIP KICK-OFF MEETING (THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH  2019; 6:30PM - HSE HS Band Room).

Below you will find the sign-up instructions for our Spring Break 2020 band and orchestra trip to California.  The presentation from the February 28th presentation was recorded, accessible via the Dropbox link. The Powerpoint our travel designer is referring to is also attached. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by phone or email.  There is no maximum limit to the number of people who can travel on this trip, including students and chaperones!  Stay tuned for upcoming fundraising opportunities.

California 2020 Sign-up Instructions link.
California 2020 Powerpoint link.
California 2020 Presentation - Dropbox video link.

 DEPARTMENT PORTRAITS: If you are interested in ordering prints from the January 15th Lifetouch portait day, you will need your Athlete Passcode, along with your Record # and Security Code. This information is found on the printed proof sheet that was distributed to students recently. Enter this information at http://www.lifetouchsports.com/

If you do not have a proof sheet, simply contact the Lifetouch National Call Center 800-736-4753 (press 2 for Sports)


Each performing arts program also maintains separate websites, listed below. Click to visit:

   HSE HS Bands

   HSE HS Orchestras 

HSE HS Vocal Music

             HSE HS Drama


DR. CHARLES D. LEONARD AUDITORIUM (pictured above):  Built in 1999, the Leonard Auditorium seats 990, and is handicap accessible. Ample parking, including curb front handicap parking, is available in the South lot of the high school, accessed via Royalty Drive off of Olio Road. Please enter through Door #18. The Leonard Auditorium will be just ahead on the right.
Who in the world is the Leonard Auditorium named after? Click here to find out.

THE LITTLE THEATRE:  HSE's original theater built in 1967, The Little Theatre was renovated in 2017, seats 403 guests, and is handicap accessible. Enter the West parking lot on Olio Road, just south of 126th Street. There is plenty of parking for our events, including handicapped parking.You will find the Little Theatre just inside Door #2.

Find us on Facebook @HSEPerformingArts     Follow us on Twitter @HSEPerfArts   #WePlayTheStage #FindYourPride

Department Secretary:  Melissa Ferise, 317-594-4190 ext.8708, mferise@hse.k12.in.us

HSE High School

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

13910 East 126th Street, Fishers, IN 46037
School hours:  Mon 7:35a - 2:35p (Early Release), Tues-Fri 7:35a - 2:55p
Main Office (317) 594-4190
Fax (317) 594-4199
Attendance (317) 594-4195

Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.