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
Teri Lazar, 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. Krisztina Dér Noble, 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
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
Dr. Osman Kivrak, director​​

North Point High School


2022-23 Auditions

September 10, 9:30 AM - 3 PM

Christ Church, 112 Charles St., La Plata

Click here for more information!

First Rehearsals

CCYO and Prelude Strings, September 13

Encore Band and Encore String, September 15

Bring a Friend Day!

CCYO and Prelude Strings, September 20

Encore Band and Encore Strings, September 22

Registration and Payment Due

September 30

Winter Concert

January 15, 2023 at 3:30 PM

Snow date: January 22

Location to be announced.

Mid-Year Auditions

January 21, 2023

Time and location to be announced.

Spring Concert

May 21 at 3:30 PM

Rehearsal time and location to be announced.

Concerto Competition

June 3 at 3 PM

Location to be announced.

Chamber Music Festival
July 11 - 15
July 18 - 22

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