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Performing Arts Department


Audrey Torres - Director of Bands, Department Chair; atorres@hse.k12.in.us
Ed Roush - Associate Director of Bands; eroush@hse.k12.in.us
Jake Coon - Percussion Director; jcoon@hse.k12.in.us
Heather Nieto -  Director of Orchestras; hnieto@hse.k12.in.us
Charles Kunz - Associate Director of Orchestras; ckunz@hse.k12.in.us
Danielle Mullen - Director of Choral Activities; dmullen@hse.k12.in.us
Kelsey Maxwell - Director of Choral Activities; kmaxwell@hse.k12.in.us
Ethan Mathias - Director of Drama; emathias@hse.k12.in.us
Laura Beck - Auditorium Manager; lbeck@hse.k12.in.us
Melissa Ferise - Department Secretary, Dance Instructor: mferise@hse.k12.in.us [317-594-4190 ext.8708]

HSE DANCE TEAM (extra-curricular):
Contact: hsedanceteam@gmail.com
Alexa Snow - Varsity Coach; asnow@hse.k12.in.us
Kinsey Browning - Coach; kbrowning@hse.k12.in.us
Miranda Brooks - JV Coach
Sarah Tappendorf - Coordinator; stappendorf@hse.k12.in.us
FB:  https://www.facebook.com/hsedanceteam

HSE Performing Arts Department Mission Statement

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 visit the independent websites linked below:

   HSE HS Bands  HSE HS Vocal Music  HSE HS Drama
 2021-2022 HSE Performing Arts Events Calendar (click for PDF)
As we prepare for and look forward to performing for live audiences, please note that dates, times, and locations are subject to change.
Check back here for updates, tickets, and audience restrictions closer to the date of event.


We've gone cashless! All performance admissions will be handled through our online ticketing platform:

Tickets will be available at:

Upcoming Second Semester Events (check back here later for more details)
Tuesday, January 25 Band Chamber Concert
Thursday, January 27 Orchestra ISSMA S&E Recital
Tuesday, February 8 Percussion Ensemble Concert
Thursday, February 10 Winter Jazz Spectacular
Friday, February 11 Jesse Eastwood Memorial Concert
Saturday, March 5 IHSCGA Contest (HSE HS Hosting)
March 17, 18, 19 Spring Musical
Friday, March 25 International Night (World Connections Club)
Wednesday, March 30 ISSMA Organizational Preview Concert
Wednesday, April 20 ISSMA State Qualifications Preview Concert
April 22 and 23 ISSMA Organizational Contest (HSE HS Hosting)
April 29 and 30 ISSMA State Qualifications
April 28, 29, 30 Thespian Show
Tuesday, May 3 Jazz Cafe
Thurs., Fri., May 5 and 6 Choir Spring Show
Tuesday, May 10 Band Spring Concert
Thursday, May 12 Orchestra Spring Concert
Friday, May 13 Dance Choreography Class Recital
Monday, May 16 Theatre Arts Night
Thursday, May 19 Drama Awards



HSE Performing Arts facilites are uniquely suited to a variety of performances and audiences.

DR. CHARLES D. LEONARD AUDITORIUM (pictured above):  Built in 1999, the Leonard Auditorium seats 990, and is handicap accessible. It is host to our seasonal Band, Orchestra, and Choir concerts, the Spring Musical, International Night, Mr. Royal, Junior High Vocal Festival, ISSMA Festivals, as well as varied large audience functions throughout the year.  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 lobby is just inside, with entrance to 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. The more intimate space of The Little Theatre is ideal for the Thespian Plays in the Fall and Spring, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band performances, as well as several small audience functions. 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.


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HSE High School

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

12499 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037
School Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Building Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Main Office (317) 594-4190
Fax (317) 594-4199
Attendance (317) 594-4195
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Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides excellence in education and opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.

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