South Bay Pit Orchestra is first and foremost, a contracting service located in the South Bay of Los Angeles. They are a subset of LA Chamber Music Company and provide exceptional pit orchestras to musical theatre companies in the greater Los Angeles area.
Our mission is to create a professional space for musicians to both perform for and partner with the local community.
Championing our diverse range of backgrounds in music, we hope to reflect the melting pot of musical talent in the South Bay and greater Los Angeles — from high school students building their foundation to enter the music world to seasoned professionals wanting to provide their audiences with a high quality music experience.
Currently, we are the resident orchestra for the Encore Theatre Company and West High School. We also perform for Act Out Theatre Company, and El Camino Community College.
Over the past eight years, SBPO has worked hard to develop and grow the orchestra culture in the South Bay Los Angeles area into a professional and educational experience. Our goal has been to partner with several professional musicians in the industry who have a passion for music education so that they could branch out and further partner with local high schools in the community. Our hope is that we may provide opportunities for gifted students to play in our orchestra pit next to professionals, in order to provide a glimpse at what life in the music industry is like. By participating in this way, we hope that students would become excited about continuing their path in music into college and beyond.