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
North Point High School Band Room
Plays Levels 1 through 2 music
Laura Ellison, director 

Encore Strings
Meets Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30
North Point High School Chorus Room
Plays Levels 2.5 through 3.5 music
Dr. Krisztina Der, director

Encore Band
Meets Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30
La Plata High School 
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
North Point High School Band Room
Plays level 4-6 music
Dr. Osman Kivrak, director​​

July 3, Virtual Spring performance of all Ensembles

Sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation

July 1 - 24, Virtual Chamber Music Camp

Charles County Youth Orchestra


“This program, Charles County Youth Orchestra, is sponsored in part by a grant from the Charles County Arts Alliance and

Maryland State Arts Council.”

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