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Performing Arts


Mr. Zak Tschiniak -  Director of Orchestras, Department Chair
Mr. Mike Niemiec - Performing Arts Educator, Assistant Orchestra Director, Former Director of Bands
Mrs. Audrey Torres - Director of Bands;  Mr. Ed Roush - Associate Director of Bands;  Mr. Jake Coon - Percussion Director
Mrs. Danielle Mullen, Mr. Shawn Porter - Directors of Choral Activities
Ms. Mary Armstrong - Co-Director of Drama/Thespian Sponsor, Auditorium Manager;  Mr. Ethan Mathias - Co-Director of Drama

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.

 Tuesday, January 15, 2019 

Students in Band, Orchestra and Choir will have individual portraits taken in concert attire during regular class time.
Please CLICK HERE for complete Portrait Package ordering instructions.



Band Chamber Ensemble Concert - January 29th, 5-8pm/Cafe & Music Rooms
Fee: $7 per participating student (no additional admission charges apply).
Please click here for important information about the unique recital format for this evening performance.

Orchestra Chamber Recital - February 5th, 7pm/Leonard Auditorium
Jazz Band Concert - February 14th, 7pm/Little Theatre
Jesse Eastwood Memorial Scholarship Concert (Choral Department) - February 15th, 7pm/St. Luke's UMC

 (Drama Club & Performing Arts Department Spring Musical) - March 7, 8 & 9, 7pm/Leonard Auditorium
(For more information about auditioning or becoming part of the crew, please visit the Drama program's webpage linked below.)

Winter Ensemble Community Night (Indoor Percussion & Winter Guard, HSE and FHS) - March 28th, 5-10pm/Cafe & Gyms
 Complete Hamilton Southeastern High School Performing Arts Department 2018-2019 Calendar of Events (pdf)
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EVENTS UPDATES - Please note...
  • There will not be a 2pm matinee performance of "Mamma Mia" on March 9th.
  • The Winter Ensemble Community Night (March 1) has been rescheduled for March 28th.


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*

HSE Performing Venues:

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 off Olio Road. Enter through Door #18.
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

(Links marked * will take you away from this site.)
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.