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.
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 email@example.com.
The Choir Department is under the direction of a Mrs. Erin Sprouse. The Choir is comprised of several performing choirs which include: Pendletones, Emerald Suites, New Edition, and Vocal Fusion. 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 Choral Boosters. The 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.
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.
We are currently planning to resume events in the Auditorium for the 2021 - 2022 school year
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, Band, Choral, and Pendleton Players. For more information regarding any of the areas of the Performing Arts Department, click on the appropriate button at the left.