Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Hello Encore Families,

Thank you all for your patience and understanding about the recital cancellation. In the 13 years of this group, we have not had to cancel a program. The directors were disappointed, but it couldn't be helped. 

Those in choir and guitar: the program at Pioneer Ridge has been rescheduled for January 15th, at 10am.  That will give the groups a chance to have one rehearsal before performing at Pioneer Ridge -  we start back on January 8th.

Update on Mr. Gaskin: He was released from the hospital last Friday. He is doing therapy and should recover nicely in about 6 weeks. The van he was driving was totaled. I spoke with him this morning and he is getting stronger each day.

Always check the Encore blog for last minute changes: 

Thinking ahead:

Second semester rehearsals begin on January 8th.

For those interested in competitions, please see me about the two upcoming events in the spring. There is a sign-up deadline. One competition involves academics, as well as arts, speech, music, and more. 

There will be a preschool - kindergarten music class offered second semester. The fee will be $50.00 for the semester and will be a wonderful "first group" music experience for this age group. I will be sending out more information in the coming weeks. Class size will be limited.  Please contact me with questions or to sign up.

Percussion Ensemble: In addition to buckets, snares and "possibly" xylophones will be added to the mix. It is NOT required to own a snare or xylo to remain in the group.

Choir is able to accept new students for second semester. 

As I count my personal blessings this holiday season, I count all of you as well. I am incredibly blessed to have such supportive parents and great kids as part of Encore.

Happy Thanksgiving!