What is Encore?

Founded by Carrboro High School parents who believe a thriving Arts program is essential for a comprehensive high school education, Encore! is composed of parents, students, administrators, teachers, and community members who support the Arts at Carrboro High School. Our vision is to enable the CHS Arts programs to grow as an integral part of the area's vibrant Arts community. Encore! provides enrichment opportunities, financial support, and logistical assistance for the Arts programs and ensembles.

The Arts at Carrboro High School

Students who participate in the Performing Arts gain essential lifelong skills such as teamwork, persistence, discipline, responsibility, reliability, time management, problem solving, and courage. They also develop specific talents such as performing for an audience and public speaking, express their creativity, make friends across grade levels, and have positive experiences they will remember throughout their entire lives. Donations of volunteer time and resources are critical to keep these rich opportunities available.

Last year’s Theatre and Chorus students participated in a field trip to UNCG for tours and workshops, and attended Mean Girls at DPAC. Theatre students produced Clue: On Stage in October and presented a series of self-directed, one-act plays in December. Chorus held a quarterly performance in the first semester. Many Performing Arts students devoted time to The Drowsy Chaperone, which has had to be postponed due to COVID-19.

2020 - 2021

While it will be a different school year, CHS Arts is committed to continuing to provide quality opportunities for students to learn and grow. This year’s performances may range from virtual to live stream to on demand, and we look forward to providing entertainment for in-person audiences when it becomes safe to do so.

CHS Arts 2020-2021 FAQ