Exceedingly rare and vintage pit band photos of the musicians for Disney’s High School Musical presentation at McIntyre Hall 2007. These musicians were VERY fun and intense to work with. When we get a tight groove going on it feels more like we’re cruising down the street with the subs cranking.
UPDATE – MORE BAND PHOTOS HERE!
Most of the musicians I’ve worked with before on other productions and they are all my first choice players to work with right now. They consistently rise to the occasion and raise the bar where most others would have folded and settled for “just ok”.
These photos are courtesy of Gary Brown at Stage Images – he’s doing a lot of photography for live shows now and prints are available online. Gary is kind enough to spend a little time taking pictures of the musicians which they REALLY appreciate. Pit orchestras are usually overlooked when it comes to photo opportunities, so players rarely have pictures of themselves playing their instruments.
But Gary, I think I should point out that all of these musicians are devlishly handsome except for me. I think you accidentally hit the “ugly” button when you took my photos. Does anyone know a good photoshop airbrush artist?
UPDATE 04/07 – Gary took some new pics of me and I really like them. Check out the KEYTAR PHOTOS – Thank you Gary!
HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BY DISNEY – PIT BAND PHOTOS
Oscar De La Rosa – Percussion
Oscar is the “mojo” of our group
Luke Hansen – Guitar
Luke grows guitar amps in his backyard
Kyle McInnis – Guitar and Saxophone
Plays the best “Mario Brothers Theme”
this side of the Mississippi
In the Orchestra Pit
Throw a flank steak into the pit – we’ll keep playing
David Bridgman – Drums
with Peter Bridgman – Bass
Conrad Askland – Conductor and Keyboards
Five keyboard rig for fast changes
Conrad warms up the crowd for Act II
with his “Keytar” – a keyboard that wishes
it was a guitar
View from the Drums looking up at the Balcony
in McIntyre Hall – Skagit College Campus
The Band is Focused and Intense
Brianne Weaver – Keyboards