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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 - 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 - Director 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

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


2019-2020 Events Calendars

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Please Note:
As the Leonard Auditorium is currently undergoing renovations, several events will be held in alternate locations.
Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. 

Coming Up:
  "Almost, Maine"
Fall Play, November 22-23, 2019 - 7pm, Little Theatre
Tickets:  http://www.hsedrama.org/

 "Jingle All The Way"
Holiday Choir Show
- December 6-7, 2019 - 7pm, 2:30 pm Leonard Auditorium
Tickets:  https://hsechoir.org/

Holiday Orchestra Concert - Featuring Concert Orchestra, Camerata Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, plus guests from FCJH and HIJH
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 7pm, Leonard Auditorium
Admission:  Adult $5, Student/Senior $3, HSE Staff/Faculty & Guest FREE w/ID
Tickets:  https://tinyurl.com/yy2qzd7z​

Holiday Band Concert - Featuring Concert Band Blue & White and Symphonic Band
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 7pm, Leonard Auditorium
Admission:  Adult $5, Student/Senior $3, Children 5 & under FREE, HSE Staff/Faculty & Guest FREE w/ID
Tickets available at the door; Cash/Check only, please.

"Sounds of the Season"
Featuring Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Southeastern Symphony
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7pm Leonard Auditorium
Admission:  Adult $5, Student/Senior $3, HSE Staff/Faculty & Guest FREE w/ID
Tickets:  https://tinyurl.com/y2rx65yc



Dine 2 Donate!

Community Outreach:

 The HSE HS Performing Arts Department is proud to announce that we will serve as an official Toys For Tots drop-off location.
Donations can be dropped off December 2-12 at one of the Holiday Concerts, or at Door #18 outside the CCA Office during the day. We do ask that you please refrain from decorating or wrapping donated toys. Over 42,000 children in the Indianapolis area were served last year. With your generosity we look forward to adding to that success.


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 and Orchestra concerts, the Spring Musical, International Night, Mr. Royal, Junior High Vocal Festival, ISSMA Festivals, as well as varied large audience funtions 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.

Band & Orchestra Trip to California - Spring Break 2020!!!!!


ALL STUDENTS* in the band AND orchestra programs are invited on this trip!

Below you will find the sign-up instructions for our Spring Break 2020 band and orchestra trip to California. If you have any questions please contact your director 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.

*We have worked the schedule around important competition dates so that winds, percussion, and color guard will all be able to participate!!! 

2020 Portrait Day TBA


Department Secretay; Dance Instructor:  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

HSE Schools wants to hear from you! To send a general inquiry to the Hamilton Southeastern administration office, click here.

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.