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 

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​​

October 23, Virtual Concert in honor of NASA's 2020 Perseverance Mission to Mars

November 5, Masterclass Series #2 with Renee Banks, United States Marine Corps Band from 7:00 - 8:00 PM

November 19, second CCYO Performance Lab 

from 7:00 - 8:00 PM

December 3, Masterclass Series #3 with Jody Gatwood, Professor Emeritus, Catholic University of America

from 7:00 - 8:00 PM

December 11, Winter/Holiday Concert

December 17, third CCYO Performance Lab 

from 7:00 - 8:00 PM

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

Maryland State Arts Council.”

© 2023 by Anna Bonney

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