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Performing Arts Center (PAC)


Welcome to the Warsaw Community High School Performing Arts Center (PAC). We appreciate the interest in our facility and encourage community groups, businesses, and organizations to consider this magnificent facility as host to performances throughout the year. (Please call 574-371-5040 for availability and rate information.)

With our theater, dance, and music staff, administrators, and consultants, the facility was designed and built with state-of-the art equipment, acoustics, and audience comfort in mind. The auditorium lends itself to aesthetically drawing in the audience, allowing them to become mentally and emotionally caught up in the performances on stage.

We are grateful for such an enriching facility and encourage you to come join us!


Subcategories from this category: Band/Percussion, Theater Arts



The Symphonic Wind Ensemble from IPFW (Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne) will
present a free concert at 7:30pm on Monday, November 30th in the Warsaw Community High School
Performing Arts Center. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Daniel Tembras,
Director of Instrumental Studies at IPFW.

The Wind Ensemble will perform works by Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Franz Josef Haydn, and
Gustav Mahler. In addition to the band, the program will feature performances by the IPFW Clarinet
Trio, Saxophone Quartet, and Trombone Quartet. Dr. Samuel Savage, IPFW Coordinator of Studio Voice,
will also perform a vocal solo with the ensemble.

The IPFW Symphonic Wind Ensemble consists of approximately forty student musicians performing on
woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Ensemble members include three recent graduates of
Warsaw Community High School: Emily Sumner, Mason Sumner, and Nathan Sheetz. For more
information about the ensemble, contact the IPFW Music Department at 260-481-6714 or
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Warsaw Community Schools Veterans Day Concert

The Warsaw Middle School Band, Choir, and Orchestra Departments will present their Veterans Day Concerts on Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 pm in the Lakeview Middle School Gymnasium.  The concerts will feature the Edgewood Middle School Advanced Band, Lakeview Middle School Advanced Band, Lakeview Middle School Combined Choirs, Edgewood Middle School Combined Choirs, Edgewood Middle School Orchestra and Lakeview Middle School Orchestra.  The bands are under the direction of Mr. Joseph Peloza. The Edgewood Choirs are directed by Mr. Dan Beam and the Lakeview Choirs are under the direction of Mrs. Judy Becker. The Middle School Orchestra is under the direction of Mrs. Carolyn Stalcup. The concerts are free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

The Middle School Bands, Choirs and Orchestras would like to cordially invite all veterans and their families to attend these concerts in their honor. 


The PAC Presents the U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble

The Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, the “Commodores,” presents the finest in America’s truly original music. A specialty unit of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., the group features 18 of the Navy’s top jazz and “big band” musicians. Under the leadership of Senior Chief Musician Philip M. Burlin, the Commodores combine the best of jazz and popular music.

Since their founding in 1969, the Commodores have become one of the most acclaimed jazz ensembles in the country. Many jazz legends have appeared with the group, including Ray Charles, Louie Bellson, Terry Gibbs, Bruce Johnstone, Bob Mintzer, James Moody, Clark Terry and Eugene “Snooky” Young. In addition, they have opened for the Beach Boys and appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning, America.” They are highly sought after by the nation’s foremost jazz festivals and educational conferences such as the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention, The Midwest Clinic, the Detroit/Montreux Jazz Festival and the Elkhart (Ind.) Jazz Festival. They are also featured at the annual Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium.

The Commodores trace their roots to before World War II, when Band members with jazz experience formed dance bands and rehearsed on an as-needed basis for specific occasions. Responding to public demand for unique types of music as well as the changing needs of Navy recruiting, then Ensign Ned Muffley formed a dance band in 1966 from members of the concert and ceremonial units, and in 1968, preparations began to make the ensemble a separate group. In January 1969, the “Dance Band” officially became the “Commodores” jazz ensemble.

Their performances are high-energy affairs that not only pay tribute to the legendary big bands of yesterday, but also feature original compositions by members of the group. In 2008, the Commodores released their latest compact disc, Directions. The Commodores continue to preserve the great heritage of jazz while also being innovative force for the future.

Come see the Navy Commodore Jazz Band this Sunday, November 8 at 3:00pm. Doors open at 2:30 and space is limited so arrive early to insure a seat. Concert is at Lakeview Middle School located at 848 East Smith Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580. This is a free concert and one not to be missed! Concert brought to you by the Warsaw Performing Arts Center.


The Sound of Music

Posted by in Theater Arts

The Warsaw Community High School Theater Department presents "The Sound of Music" on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 15 at 2:30pm.

The WCHS Performing Arts Center stage becomes 1930's Austria through the creative talents of theater and music students and costume, lighting and set designers under the direction of Dana McAfee and Thomas Hall.

Join us as Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" comes to life!

Tickets: Adults $10, Students and Seniors $8.

*Advance Sale Reserved-Seating tickets are available by phone through the PAC Box Office (574)371-5040, M-F 7:30-12 and 1-4pm or online at www.brownpapertickets.com beginning October 26, 2015.


Warsaw Community High School Marching Tigers' Pride

The Warsaw Community High School Marching Tigers' Pride will compete in Scholastic State Finals for the third consecutive year.  On Saturday, October 10, the band competed in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic State Preliminary contest at Homestead High School.  Warsaw qualified for Scholastic State Finals by earning a Gold rating from a panel of six judges at Prelims.

Scholastic State Finals will be held at Lawrence Central High School on October 24th. The Tigers' Pride will compete in the Scholastic A Class with their program, "While the City Sleeps...".  The show utilizes music, visuals, and sound effects to depict scenes and themes representing a dark, urban landscape. The band is under the direction of Mickey Ratliff and Emily Mikel.

Box Office

Call 574-371-5040 or visit us between the hours of 7:00-3:30 Monday through Friday. The box office is open one hour prior to curtain time. Purchases for future shows is encouraged during intermission. We do accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. There are no refunds or exchanges on ticket purchases.

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ADA Accommodations

Handicapped accessible seating is available and is conveniently located on the orchestra level. We will be happy to assist patrons with arrangements that require multiple or individual accommodations. Please inform the ticket office of your need when making your reservations (at least 48 hours prior to the performance). Assistive Listening Devices are also available with prior arrangements being made when purchasing tickets. These devices are limited, so please allow plenty of notice when making arrangements through the box office. There is no elevator service to the balcony. All restrooms and water fountains are handicapped accessible.
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