YHC Community Band to Present “Pops on the Plaza”

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

Young Harris College Community Band to Present “Pops on the Plaza”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Community Band will present its highly anticipated annual outdoor “Pops on the Plaza” concert on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at the YHC Campus Plaza. The community is invited to gather lawn chairs and blankets and make plans to enjoy a memorable evening of familiar musical favorites. The performance is free and open to the public.

Directed by YHC Adjunct Instructor of Music Alan Denmon, the YHC Community Band will present “A Celebration of American Music.” The ensemble is composed of talented local high school musicians and adult musicians from the local community, and performs traditional band classics as well as entertaining “pops” music.

The program includes “The Golden Age of Broadway” by Richard Rodgers, “The Magnificent Seven” by Elmer Bernstein, and “Commando March” by Samuel Barber. The show will also feature the “Looking Upward Suite” by famous American composer and conductor John Philip Sousa.

Young Harris College faculty members performing include Adjunct Instructor of Music Scott Barnstead, Assistant Professor of Music Karen Calloway, Adjunct Instructor of Music Mike Campbell, D.A., Staff Accompanist Anita Guss, Senior Instructor of Music and Director of Bands Mary Land, Assistant Professor of Music Leigh Miller, D.M.A., Adjunct Instructor of Music Kerry Rittenhouse and Adjunct Instructor of Music Cheryl Star.

For more information, call the Young Harris College 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 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

The Young Harris College Community Band.