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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
Entry Level String Ensemble

Plays levels 1 - 2 music

​Meets Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 PM

Dennis Murphy, director 

North Point High School

Encore Strings
Intermediate Level String Ensemble

Plays levels 2.5 - 3.5 music

Meets Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 PM

Dr. Teri Lazar, director

North Point High School

Encore Band
Middle and High School Band

Plays levels 1.5 - 2.5 music

Meets Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 PM
Takako Mato, director

La Plata High School


Charles County Youth Orchestra

Advanced Level Symphonic Orchestra

(Strings, Winds, Brass, and Percussion)

Plays levels 4 - 6 music
Meets Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM
Dr. Osman Kivrak, director​​

North Point High School


Alice Ferguson Foundation Spring Fest

May 13, 2023, from 11 AM to 1 PM

2201 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607

For more information, click here

Spring Concert

May 21 at 3:30 PM

Thomas Stone High School

3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf

Concerto Competition

June 3 at 3 PM

Christ Church, 112 Charles St, La Plata



June 10 at 12 PM

Village Green Park, 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head, MD

Chamber Music Festival
July 18 - 22
July 24 - 29

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