Renowned Cobb Wind Symphony to Perform at Young Harris College

Monday, March 20, 2017
General College
Fine Arts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Maddy Elledge
(706) 379-5319, melledge@yhc.edu

Renowned Cobb Wind Symphony to Perform at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.— Young Harris College proudly welcomes the Cobb Wind Symphony to perform a special concert on Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. in the Suber Banquet Hall of the Rollins Campus Center on the YHC campus. Part of the annual “Fay Harmon Clegg Hoag Concert Series,” the performance is free and open to the public.

Known for its rich sound, clarity of facility and wonderful sense of musical expression, the Cobb Wind Symphony was founded in 1999 and created to provide a musical outlet and further the development of band music. The band is comprised of more than 100 adult musicians from across the Atlanta area who are brought together by a common love of music.

In 2009, the group earned the prestigious “Sudler Silver Scroll Award,” which recognizes community bands that have demonstrated particularly high standards of excellence in concert activities over a period of several years, and played a significant and leading role in the cultural and musical environment in their respective communities.

The group has appeared in the Midwest Clinic, GMEA In-Service Conferee, National Band Association and College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conventions, University of Georgia High School Band Workshop and most recently the International Euphonium and Tuba Symposium.

The “Fay Harmon Clegg Hoag Concert Series” is an endowed fund established in 1975 by YHC alumni to honor the late Fay Harmon Clegg Hoag, ’33, wife of a College president and an alumna who was a central member of the community for more than 80 years.

For more information, call YHC’s Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2016-2017 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

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