Sunday, October 8, 2017

Christmas Recital

Our annual Christmas recital has been scheduled for Thursday, December 7th, at Christ Community Church - 1100 Harvard, in Lawrence.  The recital begins at 7pm, Students are asked to arrive by 6:30 that evening, to warm up and tune.

Students typically wear concert black and white to our recitals.

Thinking ahead - we DO NOT meet the Friday AFTER Thanksgiving. We will have one rehearsal between Thanksgiving and the recital, December 1st.

The "penny drive" is still going, and will be for the remainder of the school year. Thanks to all of you that have added your change - and some paper money as well.

Thanks for getting our semester off to a great start!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Off to a great start!

Thanks to all of you, for making the first day of rehearsals, one of the BEST!

We still can take new students, in all groups. If you haven't signed up, and want to join us - please contact me at or call 785-841-6308.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The directors and I have been working on final preparations for the new school year.  I have emailed out a schedule to new and returning families, but want to post it here, for anyone just learning about our program. Info about our group is on the right hand side - scroll down - there is a lot there to read.


Beginning Band - 9:00 - 9:50
Concert Band - 10:00 - 10:50
Jazz Band - 11:00 - 11:50

Jr/Sr High Choir - 9:00 - 9:50
Elementary Choir - 10:00 - 10:50

Beginning Guitar - 11:00 - 11:40
Intermediate Guitar - 11:40 - 12:20
Advanced Guitar - 12:20 - 1:00

Beginning Strings - 12:00 - 12:50
Intermediate Strings - 1:00 - 1:50

World Percussion - 11:00 - 11:50

Bitty Beats - Preschool Music - 10:00 - 10:30

Beginning Sewing - 9:00 - 10:15
Intermediate Sewing - 11:00 - 12:15

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Counting Down

Encore starts on September 8th.

If you have any questions, just ask. That is what we are here for.

Summer is slowly slipping away - I am holding on for dear life - summer is my season!

Looking forward to the new semester, getting to know the new families, and seeing all the ones that are returning!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Beginning Sewing Class

There are a few openings for the beginning sewing class - meets at 9am - 10:15 on Fridays. Location is the same as the Encore groups.

 One opening for intermediate sewing - meets at 11am - 12:15

Class fee is $95.00 per semester. Each student needs to bring a sewing machine to class each week, along with some basic sewing supplies.

Contact Martha at with questions of to enroll.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Meet and Greet - a success!

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Meet and Greet. There is still time to sign up for an ensemble. Have questions? Be sure to ask😊.

Contact Martha at 785-841-6308 or email hsmom@sbcglobal,net

Basic information can be found on the right-hand side of this page. Scroll down for fee and schedule info.

World Percussion is a new group this year - kids will need a djembe. (we have a source to order this instrument from, which can be forwarded to you) $70.00 a semester

Bitty Beats is the new name for our preschool program. Miss Emily has returned from her internship and is excited to join the kids, learning through music. $55.00 a semester.

Another change is that choir is free to participate in for all enrolled guitar students.

We will begin our 15th year - we have grown so much over the years, from our first beginning group.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

News and information about the new semester

Encore Homeschool Fine Arts, in Lawrence, KS, will begin our 15th year, this fall - offering a music education program to homeschooled students

Encore will be offering an opportunity to try out various band and orchestra instruments, for those wishing to join our group. We have offered this for the past six years and have found it to be successful.  Students have a chance to try any instrument that is available that day. The goal is to find a good match between the student and instrument, and move toward a great musical experience as a member of our group.

Mark your calendar for
Thursday, July 27th - from 11am to 1pm. We will meet at the Morris Baptist Center - 146 Indian Ave. - in Lawrence.  Students and their families can come and meet the directors, try string and band instruments, learn about our groups, and ask questions. The choir and pre-school music directors will be there to answer any questions as well.

                 Contact Martha Bachert:
                     or call 785-841-6308 

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