Welcome to HOOLIGAN's Pit Orchestra page! Here you will find information about Pit Orchestra and opportunities to join. If you are looking to accompany performers in your favorite musicals and plays, then look no further. Whether you are looking to develop your instrumental proficiency or get involved in theatrical performances, Pit Orchestra is the place to be!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have to audition to be a part of pit?
The process of joining the Pit Band will vary for each show depending on the music director. In some cases, you simply sign up. In other cases, you may be asked to audition. We will keep you updated on this page! For your audition you may be asked to perform something from the show, or a solo piece you prepare on your own. The goal of this is simply to ensure that you will be capable of performing all of the music in the show.
What skill level do you require?
There is not a set necessary “skill level” as certain shows have unique requirements. If you are interested in joining a show’s Pit Band, please reach out to the music director of the show you’d like to be part of.
How often are rehearsals held? What is the general time commitment?
The time commitment of the Pit Band depends heavily on the difficulty level of the music and the music director of that show. For the earlier weeks in the quarter, there may be a smaller time commitment of around a few hours a week. As it gets closer to the show, the time commitment increases as the pit must be present for every run-through of the show following the sitzprobe. Rehearsal dates and times also depend on the music director and the needs of the cast and crew, so reach out to the music director if you have any concerns!