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
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


CCYO Holiday Concert

December 3, 3:00 PM

Port Tobacco Courthouse
8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco

Kris Kringle Market

CCYO Performances, 5:00-6:00 PM

Fireworks at 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 10 at the 

Charles County Fairgrounds

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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