high school

Pit Orchestra
Fall 2018 Pit Orchestra Information:

Show: Mamma Mia!

Audition Materials
The instrumentation is 4 pianos, 2 guitars (doubling acoustic and electric each), 1 electric bass, drum set, and percussion (1 player playing a variety of instruments).

Reference recordings for the audition:
Overture (Swedish Cast) - Bass, Guitar, and Drums Auditions
Thank For the Music (London Cast) - Guitar Auditions
Honey Honey (London Cast) - Piano Auditions
Dancing Queen (London Cast) - Piano Auditions
Mamma Mia (London Cast) - Drums Auditions

How to Audition
Make sure Mr. Cole knows you intend to audition!  Let me know via email.  You should schedule your audition via email ( ) for early to mid August.

General Time Commitment Structure:
September and October
Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, 3:15 until 4:45 pm. 
There is minimal flexibility in terms of when you rehearse in September and October depending on other school activities you are involved in.  Preference will be given to students who can commit to this rehearsal schedule.  Talk to Mr. Cole about your schedule to determine if you are able to participate.

Late October / Early November (for around 2 weeks or so)
You will have rehearsal each weekday after school unless otherwise noted.
These rehearsals will sometimes go until 9 pm or later.  If a rehearsal goes late, dinner will be provided.

November (performance week – Nov. 13 through Nov. 19)
You will rehearse Monday and Wednesday after school
We perform a show during the day on Tuesday for your peers
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances start at 7 pm (6 pm call)
Sunday is a 1:30 pm performance (12:30 pm call).
Expect to stay at Mayo until around 7 pm to help clean up (this is called strike)

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