ENCORE is a chance for the York County High School Students to showcase a portion of their musical that they performed at their school. Each school is given an opportunity to perform up to eight minutes of their show and a maximum of two numbers. The students' performances are then judged by professionals in the business to win scholarships.
A $1,000 ENCORE scholarship is presented to a student from each high school. In addition, $500 scholarships are awarded by the judges at the event to 10 individual students. Scholarships are also awarded to seniors based on acedemic achievement, community service, and theatrical experiece.
For the audience's enjoyment, each school is included in a photo montage. The afternoon concludes with a Finale that is performed by students representing each high school.