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
Teri Lazar, director 

North Point High School

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

Dr. Krisztina Dér Noble, director

North Point High School

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

La Plata High School


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​​

North Point High School


Secret Garden Concerts at Christ Church, La Plata

[Featuring performances by CCYO Directors and guest artists with preconcert performances by ensembles from CCYO's 2021 Chamber Festival]

September 11 at 4:00 PM
September 18 at 4:00 PM
September 25 at 4:00 PM

ArtsFest (Charles County) at the La Plata Town Hall

October 16 at 1:00 PM

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