YHC Community Band to Present Christmas Concert

Friday, December 2, 2011

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

Young Harris College Community Band to Present Christmas Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present the Young Harris College Community Band in concert Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the Young Harris College campus. Contributions will be accepted to benefit a new scholarship fund created for high school students who are members of the YHC Community Band and plan to attend the College.

Directed by YHC Senior Instructor of Music and Director of Bands Mary Land, the 72-member Young Harris College Community Band is composed of talented local high school musicians and adult musicians from the local community.

The group will get into the holiday spirit with an afternoon of Christmas music to delight all ages. The band will be joined by community church choirs to perform “Merry Christmas Everyone!,” a medley of holiday classics by Steven Reineke.

The program will also include “A Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride” by LeRoy Anderson, a beautiful lyrical arrangement of “Away in a Manger” and “The First Nowell” by Luigi Zaninelli, and “Fantasia On a 13th Century Carol” by James Hosay, a majestic theme and variations on “We Three Kings.”

Young Harris College faculty members performing include Assistant Professor of Music Karen Calloway, Adjunct Instructor of Music Mike Campbell, D.A., Adjunct Instructor of Music Alan Denmon, Staff Accompanist Anita Guss, Staff Accompanist Frank McKinney, Assistant Professor of Music Leigh Miller, D.M.A., and Adjunct Instructor of Music Cheryl Star.

Young Harris College students performing include freshman Adham Hamilton, bassoon, of Powder Springs, Ga., sophomore Allison Arnold, flute, of Young Harris, Ga., freshman Lisa Dear, flute, of Blairsville, Ga., and freshman Rachel Bettis, flute, of Dawsonville, Ga.

For more information, call the Young Harris College Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.

About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, 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. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—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 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.