The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition. My parents had me study the violin from the time I was six. My new discovery is the result of musical perception. - Albert Einstein

Contributed by Takaka Mato, Encore Band Director

Weekly Rehearsals


Prelude Strings
​Meets Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30
Plays Levels 1 through 2 music
Dr. Teri Lazar, director 

Encore Strings
Meets Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30
Plays Levels 2.5 through 3.5 music

Dr. Krisztina Dér Noble, director

Encore Band
Meets Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30
Plays level 1.5-2.5 music
Takako Mato, director


Charles County Youth Orchestra
Full symphonic orchestra of strings, winds, 

brass and percussion

(Especially looking for bass and brass!)
Meets Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30
Plays level 4-6 music
Dr. Osman Kivrak, director​​


May 8, Outdoor Spring Concert at Alice Ferguson Foundation (information here)

Prelude Strings and Encore Band at 1 PM

Encore Strings at 3 PM

CCYO Orchestra at 5 PM


May 15, Rain date for Outdoor Spring Concert

June 5, Concerto Competition at Christ Church,

La Plata, at 1 PM

July 6-10, Chamber Music Festival - Session 1

Concert on July 10, Alice Ferguson Foundation at 5 PM

July 13-17, Chamber Music Festival - Session 2

Concert on July 17, Alice Ferguson Foundation at 5 PM

July 20-24, Chamber Music Festival - Session 3

Concert on July 24, Alice Ferguson Foundation at 5 PM

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