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: September 18, 2023

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
2023-2024 Season

October 4
In Concert Choir Performance
7:00 p.m.

October 24
Jr. High Band Concert 6:00 p.m.
High School Concert 7:00 p.m.

November 10 & 11
All Shook Up
7:00 p.m.

November 12
All Shook Up
1:30 p.m.

November 16
Percussion Recital
Marching Band Awards
7:00 p.m.

December 7 & 8
Mean Girls, Jr.
6:30 p.m.

December 13 & 14
Yuletide Celebration Concert (Choir)
7:00 p.m.

December 19
Band Christmas Concert
7:00 p.m.

January 8 & 9
The Music Man Auditions
(Sign Up Online when available)

January 11
National Honor Society Induction
6:30 p.m.

January 18
Band Recital Night

February 1
Choir Comp Parent Showcase
7:00 p.m.

February 8 & 9
Jazz Festival

March 7
Band Clinic Concert
6:30 p.m.

March 15
Choir State Pep Rally

March 17
IHSAA Meetings
9:00 a.m.

April 12 & 13
The Music Man
7:00 p.m.

April 14
The Music Man
1:30 p.m.

April 22-26
Maple Ridge Elementary Drama Club
Performances to be Announced

May 1
Top 10 Percent Awards
6:30 p.m.

May 2
Thespy Awards for Theatre
6:30 p.m.

May 10 
Singsation (Choir Performance)
7:00 p.m.

May 11
Singsation (Choir Performance)
5:00 p.m.

May 13
Choir Awards
6:30 p.m.

May 15
Senior Awards
6:30 p.m.

June 2
Commencement Class of 2024

In Concert (Choir)
October 4
(Click Ticket on the right to purchase online)

Fall Band Concert
October 24