Thursday, January 30, 2020

NO Choir or Guitar on January 31st

Mr Gaskin is ill and will not be teaching Choir or Guitar classes tomorrow. He will see everyone next Friday.

All other groups will meet tomorrow.

Friday, January 24, 2020

We DO meet today - January 24th

We were spared from getting a lot of snow, here in Lawrence. We will meet today, but as always, the decision to get out, is yours.

We are looking forward to getting the semester started.

Be safe!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Weather cancellation - for January 17th

Encore WILL NOT meet tomorrow - Friday, January 17th. 

I didn't want to wait for the school district to cancel classes - if it is beautiful tomorrow and we avoided bad weather - then we shall all enjoy it! Otherwise, stay safe, warm, and healthy.

See you all next week.


Monday, January 13, 2020

Second Semester Announcements

A few reminders for January 17th.

Please watch this group blog/website and/or Encore on facebook, for winter cancellations. I will post cancellations on facebook and this site. IF the Lawrence School District cancels school, we will also be cancelling.  Right now, there is a chance of freezing rain early on Friday morning.  

If you have recently referred a family to Encore, I may not have them on the email list yet - so please pass this email along. We can enroll new students in several of the groups, for second semester.

Fees will be collected in the back of the main building.  


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

We will meet at Christ Community Church, this Friday morning to run through the program, giving the kids a chance to see what being on the stage will be like, and to rehearse.

The address is 1100 Kasold.

Meet your director at the place stated below, for further instructions.


9am - Stage - Junior/Senior High Choir

9:30 - Stage - Elementary Choir

10:00 - Stage - Bitty Beats

10:00 - Lower level - Beginning Guitar will meet at 10am, the other levels will follow, with the                meeting time being one hour earlier than the regular class time - all groups meet on the              lower level.

10:10 - Stage - All band groups - some groups may work longer with Mr. Swisher. either on
             the stage or the lower level of the church
11:00 - Stage - World Percussion - after time on the stage, the group will continue to rehearse in               the lower level of the church.

11:15 - Stage - Beginning and Intermediate Strings.

We will try our best to run on time, and some groups might need more time than others.  

If you have any questions, email or text me at 785-865-3422.

We would like all the students to arrive at 6:30 to warm up and prepare. Dress is traditionally black and white, but it is also fun to see Christmas outfits - so you all be the judge of what will be worn. The program begins at 7pm. 

Encore is year long program,but if you are not returning second semester, PLEASE email me by December 31st.  Christmas break is a time when the directors prepare for the upcoming semester, and they need to know their numbers. If we don't here from you, we will plan on seeing your student(s) in January.

We return on Friday, January 17th and will meet up through May 1st - given any changes due to planning the spring recital date. We will NOT meet on Good Friday - April 10th. We DO meet during the school district's scheduled spring break, but understand that some families do take that week off from school and activities.

We can take new students in some of the groups for second semester. If you know of any families that would like to join us, have them contact me.

We appreciate each of you and thank you for participating in Encore. 

See you on December 6th,

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Encore does not meet tomorrow - 11/29/19

I hope you have all had a great Thanksgiving week. Just a reminder that we do not meet tomorrow. We will meet on Friday, December 6th, at Christ Community Church. Mr. Gaskin will be sending me a schedule of when to arrive for the dress rehearsal that morning, The program will be that evening, starting at 7pm. We would like the kids to arrive by 6:30 to prepare.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Recital date is set, and more announcements

Hello Encore Families,

We are more than half-way through the fall semester. There are a few families that haven't paid the fall fees, and may have had difficulty locating me during rehearsals. Please plan on paying your child's director, and they can let me know, so I can mark you as paid.

We have a recital date planned and hope that there are not a lot of conflicts with other activities you are all involved in. Please let me know as soon as possible, if your student will not be participating in the recital. 

Date - Friday, December 6th at 7pm at Christ Community Church - 1100 Kasold Drive, Lawrence. Students will need to arrive by 6:30 to prepare, tune and warm-up.

We are thankful for the use of Christ Community Church and for those who help us with all the details, big and small.

There are five rehearsals left for this semester. We do not meet the Friday after Thanksgiving. 

The last rehearsal date will be December 6th, when we will meet at Christ Community Church to prepare for the recital that evening. We will have each group run through their part in the program, and it will not be a full day. A schedule of when to be there will be announced soon. 

Sewing class will end for the semester, on November 22nd.

Second semester begins on January 17th.

Let me know if you have any questions. We appreciate all of our families - thank you for supporting Encore!