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Encore Community Music Performance Opportunity for Students and Adults


Now in its 28th season, the Encore Community Music Association continues to provide additional performing opportunities for musicians in the community. Encore is an intergenerational organization that provides a unique environment where adults and children of the community work together to perform a variety of music. We have many families involved and all ages are welcome. This is a great opportunity for parents to dust off their instruments and learn and perform alongside their children! It is a relaxed setting and there are no required auditions. We support the school programs by providing another outlet for students to continue their musical enjoyment.

All rehearsals will take place at Winters Mill High School, beginning Monday, September 18th. All rehearsals will be in a Full Orchestra setting, with woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings all working together.

Below are descriptions of the different performing ensembles for the varying levels of musicians.

Full Orchestra (directed by Andrew Spang)

  • Age 9 through adult

  • 2 years minimum experience; No auditions necessary

  • Rehearsals on Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • May receive 20 community service hours/year

Enrichment Band and Enrichment Orchestra are geared for young musicians to introduce and refine their basic skills. These ensembles will provide an educational opportunity based on fundamentals, building a strong musical foundation for the beginning student.

  • Ages 8 through adult

  • Less than 2 years experience; No auditions necessary.

  • Rehearsals on Mondays, 5:30-6:15 pm

  • May receive 10 community service hours/year

We encourage musicians of all ages to come try a rehearsal or two. Please fill out the online registration form so we know you are coming: No commitment is necessary until October 15th. More information can be found on the Encore website at

We strive to bring families together to bridge the gap between generations through music. I look forward to the opportunity to work with your families and hope to see you next week! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Mindy Niles


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