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Pit Orchestra

Moderator: Andy Hawks

The pit orchestra accompanies performers in musicals, operas, ballets, and other shows involving music. The term was also used for orchestras accompanying silent movies when more than a piano was used.[1] In performances of operas and ballets, the pit orchestra is typically similar in size to a symphony orchestra. For musical theater, it may contain smaller string and brass sections, depending upon the production. Members of the Gibbons pit orchestra supports Drama and musical theater productions by providing musical accompaniment.