UMMTA is looking for a strong band to bring Sondheim's vast score to fruition. We are looking to assemble a diverse team to put on this wonderful show so anyone and everyone is invited to apply.
The orchestration for this show is quite eclectic so unfortunately there are not opportunities for some of the "regular" instruments. Similarly, there are a few less-explored instruments such as harp and English horn, places we would love to fill if possible. Please tick all the instruments below that you feel competent playing and would feel comfortable to cover in the orchestra for this show. Do not hesitate to email the MD at email@example.com if you would like to see a sample of the orchestra parts for a certain instrument.
It is favourable that the reed/woodwind players cover as many instruments as possible as there are traditionally two reed books. However, we will definitely split this up where necessary as a huge array of instruments is required!
Please give a short explanation of your past music experience both on your instrument(s) and also more generally.
Take a look at the required dates below and also fill out any current unavailabilities (whether singular or long-term) between March and the production period. Rehearsal nights are as yet unconfirmed - more information will be provided to you upon your application. Considering the size of the band, it will be a discussion between us about when rehearsals will be.
Rehearsals are looking to begin quite early in the rehearsal period. Members MUST be available for the following dates and if you are unavailable for any of these dates you are kindly asked not to apply for the band.
Sitzprobe:Sunday 23rd April 1pm - 6pm
Bump-in:Sunday 30th April 11:30am – 5:30pm
Tech rehearsals (band attendance TBC - would be a fraction of the below times):Monday 1st May 9am – 7:30pmTuesday 2nd May 10:30am – 9:30pm
Dress rehearsals:Wednesday 3rd May 4:30pm – 9:30pmThursday 4th May 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Performances:Friday 5th May (opening) 6:30pm – 10:30pmSaturday 6th May 7pm – 10:30pmSunday 7th May (matinee) 3:30pm – 6:30pmWednesday 10th May 6:30pm – 10:30pmThursday 11th May 6:30pm – 10:30pmFriday 12th May 6:30pm – 10:30pmSaturday 13th May (matinee) 12:30pm – 4pmSaturday 13th May (closing) 5:30pm – 10:30pm