Arts and Culture

Hello Cellos: We Need You For The Musical

By Kayla Coursey

April 3, 2015

The MHS Spring Musical West Side Story is taking off; the cast is buzzing and the instruments are getting into tune. However, one instrument is lacking: cellos.

Mr. Coston is searching for cellists to play with the pit band accompanying the musical in May. They are all considered honorary members of the musical cast and are often the most crucial part of production.

The band, which plays in the pit under the stage, is a crucial part in bringing a production to life. Live music helps to make the show the best it can be. They improve the quality of the sound and the performance. A good band can be the difference between theatrical success and failure.

If you or anyone you know plays the cello, can be at all of the shows, and attend tech week, please feel free to come to the band practices. Keely Wiese, a freshman violinist who will be playing with the band in the pit, warned that time is winding down. Wiese said, “We only have five or six more practices before tech week.”

The pit band meets in the band room after school. After spring break, practices will take place on Wednesdays from 4-6. Tech week will likely span the last week of April and the first week of May, and can go on as late as 8 for the actors, although the band members can usually leave earlier. You must be able to attend all performances.

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