July 13, 2017

Sheila’s Reflection

Sheila Haennicke is a college classmate of our artistic director, Jonathan Miller. Sheila's mother is an Alzheimer's patient, and her dad, Bob Black, sings with Encore in Arlington Heights. Sheila
June 6, 2017

Sandy’s Thoughts: Starting the Summer

As Jonathan and I prepare to begin our summer sessions of Encore "Rocks", and look ahead at both the challenge and excitement of creating the musical experience, it's easy to get caught up in the details:
May 16, 2017

Summertime: Mending Our Nets

I love the image of mending nets. Traditionally, there are times when fishermen take a break from catching fish and remain on shore. One those days, they do things that might seem unimportant but turn