Performing Arts

James Madison High School's Performing Arts Department

The JMHS Performing Arts Department is a vibrant and award-winning cornerstone of the Madison HS community. Comprised of over 600 students in the Band, Chorus, Orchestra and Theater Arts Departments, Madison Performing Arts students shine both on stage and off. With consistent superior ratings at assessments, large numbers of students selected for local and state honor ensembles, sold-out shows, and regular community outreach, the Madison Performing Arts students serve as ambassadors to the town of Vienna and as role models for high achievement in both the arts and academics.

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Department Chair: 

Performing Arts Department

  • Erin Eberly | Orchestra Director
  • Michael Hackbarth | Band Director
  • Len Marshall Henderson | Theatre Director
  • Claire Rowan | Choral Director
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Many of the ensembles in our Performing Arts Department have their own website detailing practice and performance schedules and more about the program. Provided below are links to those external sites.

Choir Department

Theatre Arts Department


Marching Ensemble

Performing Arts Course Offerings (Rising Freshmen)

Performing Arts Course Offerings (Current Students)