Loran G. Skinner Auditorium

Pendleton Players and  Technical Theatre

The Loran G. Skinner Auditorium, Pendleton Players,  and Technical Theatre areas are under the direction of  Jacqueline Brown. Mrs. Brown coordinates all scheduling and usage of the Auditorium areas, and serves as the Director of the Pendleton Players, Tech Crew, and all areas of the Theatre program. Mrs. Brown earned both a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Theatre and Speech Communication from Ball State University. She has had continuing education from a number of places including the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Disney Institute, and the Broadway Theatre Teachers Workshops in New York City.

The Department offers classes in all facets of theatre with a varied curriculum  to accommodate both the performer and the technical students. Performance classes also have the opportunity to participate in offsite workshops in New York City and at Walt Disney World. Both of these conducted by renowned Theatre professionals.

Pendleton Players present 3 theatre productions each school year including a straight play, and two musicals. The Thespian Troupe is the honor society of the theatre program and is comprised of students who have earned points through participation on stage and behind the scenes to join. This is an internationally recognized organization devoted to excellence in theatre.  The school has held this charter since 1998. 

For more information go their website at www.pendletonplayers.com and to contact Mrs. Brown by email jbrown@smcsc.com 


The Band area is under the direction of Mr. Chris Taylor The Band area is comprised of Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Guard Unit. They have a full complement of staff to strengthen the skills of students in all areas of Music performance including Color Guard. They have a parent support group called the South Madison Community School Band Boosters. The Band has performed at a number of prestigious events and parades.  For further information regarding the band program and staff check out their website at www.phhsband.com or you can reach Mr. Taylor at  ctaylor@smcsc.com.


Pendletones & Emerald Suites
State Champions 2022

Choir Department

The Choir Department is under the direction of Erin Archer. The Choir is comprised of several performing choirs which include: Pendletones, Emerald Suites, New Edition, and Added Attraction. They have won numerous awards in Show Choir Competition and have qualified 3 of their competitive show choirs for state competition in the past. They also host their own show choir competition, Arabian Spectacular in January  The choirs also present three concerts each year and are supported by the Pendleton Heights Choral BoostersThe choir program is looking forward to another year of competitive show choir, as well as another year of making wonderful music.  

Pendleton Players Director of Music

For Pendleton Players and Pendleton Community Players productions, Mr. Jim McGee serves as the Director of Music. He assists with the vocalists as well as instrumentalists. Community musicians who are interested in volunteering for the Pit Orchestras should contact Mr. McGee.

Community Theatre

The Pendleton Community Players present summer, community productions, which has been partially funded through a grant from the South Madison Community Foundation. It is open to anyone in the community interested in participating in summer theatre. Watch this website in May for show announcement and audition information.

This page was last updated: July 4, 2024

The Pendleton Heights High School Performing Arts Department is dedicated to bringing the arts to our students and the community through classes and performances. The Department includes the Auditorium and Technical Theatre areas, BandChoral, and Pendleton Players. For more information regarding any of the areas of the Performing Arts Department, click on the appropriate button at the left.

Performing Arts Department
Pendleton Heights High School
One Arabian Drive
Pendleton, IN  46064
(765)-778-2161 extension 6088

July 16-19 
Elementary Show Choir Camp

July 20
Fall Play "Trap" Auditions

July 22-26
Band Camp & Show Choir Camp

July 27
Show Choir Camp Showcase

July 31
Freshman Fun Day

August 2
Parking Pass Distribution

August 15
Pendleton Players 
Call Out/Information Meeting
6:30 p.m.

August 19
Tech Crew Interviews
(by Sign Up)

September 4 & 5
Trap (Fall Play)
7:00 p.m.

September 7
Fall Musical Auditions
(By Sign Up)

September 16
IHSAA Principal's Meeting
9:00 a.m.

October 3
In Concert (Choirs)
7:00 p.m.

October 22
Band Concert
7:00 p.m.

November 15, 16
Fall Musical
7:00 p.m.

November 17
Fall Musical
1:30 p.m.

November 19
Percussion Recital
Band Awards
7:00 p.m.

November 21
National Honor Society Induction
6:30 p.m.

December 5 & 6
PHMS Drama Club Performance
6:30 p.m.

December 11 & 12
Yuletide Celebration (Choirs)
7:00 p.m.

December 17
Band Christmas Concert
7:00 p.m.

Second Semester Events Posted 
January 1

July 16-19 Elementary Show Choir Camp

July 20 ~ Fall Play "Trap" Auditions

July 22-26 ~ Band Camp & Show Choir Camp

July 27 ~ Show Choir Camp Showcase

July 31 ~ Freshman Fun Day

August 2 ~ Parking Pass Distribution

August 15 ~ Pendleton Players Call Out/Information Meeting