Student Performances

The Hett provides McKendree University students a state-of-the-art performance venue in which to nurture and display their many talents. The University offers majors in music, music education, music marketing, art, art education, theatre and musical theatre, with minors in art, fine art, art history, dance, music and theatre. Students benefit from small class sizes, one-on-one guidance, experienced faculty, master classes, scholarship opportunities, and unique internships.




Performance Groups

Show Choir

Marching Bearcat Band


McKendree University Series

Student and faculty performances present the best of McKendree University talent! Admission is free (no ticket required) unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change.


Potpourri Concert

Monday, October 1, 2018, 7:00 PM

Choral Festival

Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:30 PM

Legally Blonde: the musical, by the Theatre and Music Departments and Show Choir

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:30 AM - This a special Dress Rehearsal performance for schools. Interested schools should contact the Hett Box Office at (618) 537-6863 for tickets.

Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:30 PM and Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30 PM, FREE tickets required

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:30 PM, FREE tickets required

Marching Bearcat Band Concert

Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:30 PM

Concert Band Concert

Monday, November 19, 2018, 7:30 PM

Dance Recital

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7:30 PM

Chamber Ensemble Concert

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Monday, December 3, 2018, 7:30 PM

A McKendree Christmas!

Featuring the Concert Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz and Wind Ensembles, Dance Ensemble, Theatre Department, and a student art exhibit. 

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:30 PM

Theatre Department Play: Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sara Ruhl

Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:30 PM

Dance Recital

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:30 PM

Choral Concert

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 PM

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Monday, April 29, 2019, 5:00 PM

Chamber Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:30 PM

Concert Band Concert

Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:30 PM

Show Choir Finale: This Is Me

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:30 PM