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

Teri Lazar, director 

North Point High School

Encore Strings
Intermediate Level String Ensemble

Plays levels 2.5 - 3.5 music

Meets Thursdays, 7:00-8:30

Dr. Krisztina Dér Noble, director

North Point High School

Encore Band
Middle and High School Band

Plays levels 1.5 - 2.5 music

Meets Wednesdays, 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 Concerto Competition

Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 PM

Christ Church, La Plata

Charles County Arts Alliance Arts Fest

Saturday, June 11 at 12 PM

Town Hall, La Plata

Summer Chamber Music Festivals

Session 1: July 12-16; Concert: July 16

Session 2: July 19-23; Concert: July 23

Grace Lutheran Church, La Plata

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