Homecomings are a wonderful experience, especially when an entire community benefits. That's what happens each year when the Ashland Rotary Club puts on its annual Encores! concert, an opportunity for musicians with Bay-area roots to take the stage and let everyone see how far they have come since their high school days.
The sixth annual Encores! concert features a reunion of the 1996 Ashland High School band The Whole Deal, featuring Bill Knoblach, Mike Oien, Mike Nemec and Brett Hulmer filling in for drummer Tom Garrington, whose comeback got sidelined by the birth of his second child.