Pit Orchestra

Join your fellow instrumentalists and Campo's singers to bring a Broadway musical to life!

All instrumentalists are welcome!

 

Campolindo is unique in that its musical productions for the choral department are supplemented by a live pit orchestra comprised of Campolindo student instrumentalists. Pit musicians play real, unabridged theatre scores in their original orchestrations, conducted by choral director Mark Roberts. We meet once or twice a week for pit-only rehearsals from the week after winter break through February. Beginning in late February, rehearsals will run several times a week in evenings for longer sessions with the cast, culminating in two full dress rehearsals in the final week before opening night. Instrumentalists interested in joining the pit should be sure they can attend most, if not all, rehearsals; honor the commitment and be flexible in rearranging other conflicts as we near opening; have the stamina to endure the schedule of rehearsals and shows, especially during tech week; and be willing to play the most challenging repertoire they’ve played in their musical careers. 

 

The 2021-2022 school year’s production will be the 2013 edition of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Be on the lookout for an email with information later in the first semester!

Image Gallery: Titanic 

Past Musicals

Student Testimonials

2020  The Titanic

2019  The Phantom of the Opera

2018  The Addams Family

2017  Beauty and the Beast

2016  West Side Story

2015  Les Miserables

2014  Urinetown

2013  Legally Blonde

2012  Guys and Dolls

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Ethan Cho

Titanic, The Phantom of the Opera

The pit has been the most fun ensemble I’ve ever played with. It’s certainly a challenge but definitely one that I look forward to every year. I’ve gotten to know so many other kids in choir through it, and am proud to walk around the school on opening night with my production shirt on with all of them.

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Andrew Navruzyan

Titanic, The Phantom of the Opera

It is hard to verbalize just how much I've enjoyed working with this ensemble over the last two years. The sheer enthusiasm and commitment of its members has helped create some of the most memorable experiences I've had playing at Campo. Getting to play a beautiful and challenging Broadway score in addition to working with the choir is a treat I look forward to every year. The pit has helped me grow as a musician and violinist. I am honored to have been its concertmaster for the last two years.