Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

We want to wish all of our families a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

No rehearsals tomorrow, Nov 23rd - enjoy!

We will see everyone on Nov. 30th for our last rehearsal of the semester - in preparations for our recital on December 4th.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Christmas/End of Semester dates

Our Christmas Recital has been scheduled:

Tuesday, December 4th, 7:00pm

Christ Community Church - 1100 Kasold, in Lawrence

Students need to arrive by 6:30

Other dates to remember:

We DO NOT meet the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Last day of rehearsals for this semester is November 30th

Spring semester begins on January 11th.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Time to begin

Here it is, September already. We begin meeting this week, Friday, September 7th.

A few announcements and reminders:

The circle parking in front of the church is reserved for the directors, as they have a lot to load and unload each week. Parking can be found in the lot to the east of the church.

Please have your student bring a water bottle to rehearsals each week, so our group isn't using the disposable cups in the church kitchen.

There is a nursery available but I need someone to commit to making sure that it is left clean and orderly each Friday. If the room is found messy, we will lose use of the nursery. There is access to a vacuum when necessary.

In the back of the church, is a counter that will have envelopes for fee payments. Payment is made to individual directors and placed in the envelope with the director's name. In addition to that, please check the roster for your student's name and add your email address and cell phone number, if it is not already listed.

We are guests of the church, and need to be good stewards of the building and property. If shoes are muddy, they should be taken off before entering either building. We need to be mindful of the care and use of the church and parsonage.

If your student(s) will be missing a rehearsal, please send me a text or email, so I can let the directors know of the absences. We hope that there are few absences, but also appreciate kids not attending when they are ill.

There is still time for families to enroll, if you know of anyone that is interested. If you have referred a family, and they have signed up for a group that your kids have enrolled in, please let me know before you pay your fees, as there is a referral discount.

If you have any questions, be sure to ask. Check this site often for announcements and weather cancellations. We are also on facebook.

See you all of Friday!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Our "meet and greet" was held on the 31st, but there is still an opportunity to sign up for all our groups. If you need to try out a band instrument, check out music stores that rent instruments in Kansas City and Topeka. They should be able to help you and your student find a good fit. Stringed instruments can be tried at Beautiful Music, 9th and Iowa, in Lawrence.

We begin our 16th year on September 7th. Contact email:

All groups meet once a week - on Fridays. We offer many areas of musical interest as well as sewing classes.

We are a full year program and it is divided by semesters to help families with fee payments. Please consider the year commitment when signing up. There are many reasons that a family may not return for the second semester, and we understand that. But on our end, we decide groups on enrollment and when the numbers drop down, it is unfair to the group and the director to drop out, especially when the group is small. If a semester is all your family is interested in, please mention that so we can determine how that will affect the particular group enrolled in.

We offer a great opportunity to enhance your homeschooling curriculum with a musical experience. Our directors are great, well educated in their area, and we have a board certified music therapist on staff. Our fees have been the same for 16 years and are a great value. We offer a family discount and have a referral discount as well.

The schedule and other important information can be found on the right hand side of this page - scroll down the gray column to read other pertinent information. For quick reference, see schedule below.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Meet and Greet

Come to our annual "Meet and Greet" to meet directors and learn about our program.

We will be starting our 16th year on September 7th, but before we gather for the beginning of the school year, we want to share the Encore program and all the we have to offer.

Date: Tuesday, July 31st

Where: Morris Baptist Center - 146 Indian Ave, Lawrence, Kansas

Time: 10am - noon

Try instruments, have an instrument you already have evaluated by a repair person, ask questions.

Our program is a year long, divided by semesters. We meet from Sept - November, with a recital in early December. We take most of December off and then second semester begins in January and we meet through April, with a recital in early May. Exact semester end dates and recital date will be announced when a recital location is determined and scheduled.

Please see the side-bar on this site - right hand side, for classes offered, fees, director's names and other info. Scroll down, towards the bottom for basic information.

To talk directly to the Executive Director, call 785-841-6308 or email hsmom@sbcglobal.

We look forward to meeting you in July!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

All groups meet tomorrow, at regular times

There was some confusion about the schedule for tomorrow, our second, to last rehearsal of the semester.

ALL groups meet at regular times tomorrow, April 20th.

Please try to attend our last two rehearsals, to prepare for the upcoming Spring Recital on May 3rd.