Friday, March 8, 2019

We DO meet during Spring Break

Just a reminder that we meet on Friday, March 15th - we do not observe Spring Break, but will not meet on Good Friday.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Spring Recital News

Recital - Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm

Dress rehearsal - Friday, May 3rd
We will all meet at Christ Community Church, 1100 Kasold on Friday, May 3rd for a dress rehearsal. 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Looking for a fine arts program for homeschoolers?

Basic information can be found on the right-hand portion of this blog. Scroll down to learn about how our group was started, classes offered, times and fees.  Contact Martha Bachert with questions at 

Thursday, February 14, 2019


It is one beautiful day, as I sit here posting about a snow day for tomorrow, but hey - it is Kansas!

In the past, when cancelling for impending snow, no bad weather happened. Maybe that will happen again tomorrow.

Enjoy your day and we will see everyone next Friday!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hello Encore Families,

First - the weather, and spring can't come quickly enough! There is a prediction of snow on Friday, and my weather app speaks of 5 - 8 inches. PLEASE watch this site and facebook for updates in case if we need to cancel.

Spring Recital - we want to have the recital on a Friday evening this time. The calendar is filling up and we are left with the possibility of May 10th - which is Mother's Day weekend. I need to hear from anyone that won't be able to participate on that date. The recital would be at 7pm and instead of having a rehearsal at the Morris Center that morning, we would meet at the recital location for a dress rehearsal on the morning of the 10th and then return that evening for the program. Please respond by Monday - only if that date will not work for your family. 

Concert Band/Adv Band Families - as mentioned early in the fall, we have been invited to play at The Gravel Grinder Bicycle Race on April 13th. Of course, this will be weather permitting. I want to confirm with the event coordinator, and need to know if any in this group would not be available. Mr. Swisher will let the group know whether it will be Concert Band, Jazz and/or the Advanced Band that will play. We have to figure out keyboard and drum issues. The end of the race will be behind Johnny's. in North Lawrence. I have never been there and have no clue what the parking lot looks like. The estimated time is from 1pm - 2:30, but we would probably set a meeting time for 12:30. The band will play as the riders cross the finish line. Seems kind of weird to me, but the coordinator is very excited about having us there.

If you still owe semester's fees - you can find me in the main building, but have been leaving at 11:30. If I am not there, leave payment with your child's director.



P.S. I may have confused some with calling the Indian Ave Church the Morris Center - it is one in the same and out of habit, I referred to it as the Morris Center. Sorry for any confusion.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

We DO meet tomorrow - February 8th

Hello Encore Families,

I wanted to let everyone know that all groups will meet tomorrow. As always, if you have concerns about the roads, we understand and want you to be safe.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Second Semester

I hope you all had a good Christmas and a great beginning to the very new 2019.

We begin rehearsing on Friday, January 11th.

Sewing classes will begin meeting on January 18th.

Envelopes for fee payments will be at the back of the main church, on the counter.

A few of the groups have been invited to provide music/entertainment for the crowd at The Gravel Grinder National Championship bike race in Lawrence, on April 13th. We aren't sure which groups will be performing, as the details and logistics are still being worked out.

The directors and I are looking forward to seeing you all on the 11th.