Not an actor, or play an instrument?  Pit Bands for all of Highwood's musical productions are made up of student musicians!  


Musicians interested in joining the Pit Band for a show must have both availability to attend the listed rehearsals and performances (if you have a small conflict, please let us know) and the ability to read music and play with intermediate proficiency.  You are expected to mostly learn your part on your own, though we are happy to schedule individual times to work with musicians as needed.


Joining the pit band is free of charge, and you can also get SSL hours for playing.  However, we do expect a commitment to the production and the pit band - last-minute conflicts will not be accepted.


Playing in the band is not only a wonderful, professional experience, but it is also fun, challenging, and helps prepare you for college or the professional world.  Band members feel a part of the team, get to interact with the cast and crew, and always have a great time!


Please see information below for the instruments we are seeking for specific productions.  Interested?  Let us know by filling out the Pit Band Survey!  Questions? E-mail kkearney@thehighwoodtheatre.org.


Follies

Instruments

Bass (Acoustic)

Cello

Guitar

Harp

French Horn

Percussion (Drumset)

Percussion (Concert)

Reeds (Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon)

Trombone

Trumpet

Viola

Violin

Piano


Schedule

Final Two Required Rehearsals (must attend at least one)
Thursday, November 2 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, November 4 from 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Tech Rehearsals (required)
Monday, November 6 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, November 8 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Thursday, November 9 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Performances (required)
Friday, November 10 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 at 7:00 PM


School of Rock

Instruments
2 Guitars (Electric)

Electric Bass

Drum Set

Keyboard


Schedule

​Final Two Required Rehearsals (must attend at least one)
Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 2 from 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Tech Rehearsals (required)
Monday, December 4 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Thursday, December 7 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Brush Up: Thursday, December 14 from 6:00 - 9:30 PM (not required)

Performances (required)
Friday, December 8 at 8:00 PM (call time: 5:00 PM)
Saturday, December 9 at 8:00 PM (call time: 5:00 PM)
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 PM (call time: 11:30 AM)
Friday, December 15 at 8:00 PM (call time: 5:00 PM)
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 PM (call time: 11:30 AM)
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM (call time: 11:30 AM)


​Sweet Charity

Instruments
Violins

Cello

Bass (Acoustic)

Reeds (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Oboe, Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Sax)

Trumpet

Trombone

Drum Set

Concert Percussion

Guitar (Acoustic and Electric)

Electric Bass


Schedule

Final Two Required Rehearsals (must attend at least one)
Thursday, March 8 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 10 from 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Tech Rehearsals (required)
Monday, March 12 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, March 14 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Thursday, March 15 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Performances (required)
Friday, March 16 at 8:00 PM (call time: 5:00PM)
Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM (call time: 11:30 AM)
Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM (call time: 11:30 AM)


Interested in joining the After School Production Company?


Interested in Private Lessons?


Soon​ (professional production)

Instruments
Guitar

Bass

Drum Set


Schedule

a band rehearsal will be scheduled prior to Tech Week

Note: Soon is only about 90 minutes long - so performances will not run too late


Tech Rehearsals (required)

Sunday, April 8 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Monday, April 9 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Tuesday, April 10 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Wednesday, April 11 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM


Performances (required)

Thursday, April 12 from 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Friday, April 13 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM

Friday, April 20 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM

Friday, April 27 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 28 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM


West Side Story

Instruments
Bass

Cellos

Drum Set

Concert Percussion

Guitar (Acoustic and Electric)

French Horns

Keyboard

Reeds (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, English Horn)

Trombones

Trumpets

Violins


Schedule

additional band rehearsals will be scheduled by Dates Survey

Final Two Required Rehearsals (must attend at least one)

Saturday, May 12 from 1:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 19 from 1:00 - 6:00 PM

Tech Week (required)
Tuesday, May 29 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, May 30 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Thursday, May 31 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Touch-up Rehearsal: Thursday, June 7 from 6:00 - 9:30 PM


Performances (required)
Friday, June 1 at 8:00 PM (call time: 5:00 PM)
Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM (call time 11:30 AM)
Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 PM (call time: 11:30 AM)
Friday, June 8 at 8:00 PM (call time: 5:00 PM)
Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM (call time: 11:30 AM)
Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 PM (call time: 11:30 AM)


Godspell

Instruments
Bass

Drums

Guitar


Schedule

Tech Rehearsals (required)

Wednesday, July 18 from 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Thursday, July 19 from 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Friday, July 20 from 10:00 - 12:30 PM


Performances (required)

Friday, July 20 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM

Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 PM


My Fair Lady

Instruments

Bass (Acoustic)

Cello

Harp

French Horn

Percussion (Concert)

Flute/Picollo

Oboe/English Horn

Clarinet

Bassoon

Trombone

Trumpet

Viola

Violins


Schedule

Final Two Required Rehearsals (must attend at least one)

Wednesday, July 18 from 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 - 9:30 PM


Tech Rehearsals (required)

Tuesday, July 24 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Wednesday, July 25 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Thursday, July 26 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM


Performances (required)

Friday, July 27 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM

Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM



Pit Bands