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YHC Community Band to Celebrate the Season with “The Sounds of Christmas”

Friday, November 22, 2013

Author: Molly Blaschke
Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5310,

Young Harris College Community Band to Celebrate the Season with “The Sounds of Christmas”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Community Band will present “The Sounds of Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The concert is free and open to the public. 

Come celebrate the season at this beloved annual concert that showcases the collaborative spirit of 55 musicians from the College and local community. 

Under the direction of Adjunct Professor of Music Alan Denmon, the YHC Community Band will present a holiday spectacular featuring a variety of well-known holiday favorites including “Carol of the Bells,” “The Nutcracker” and “O Holy Night.”  

Senior Allison Arnold, of Young Harris, Ga., junior Rachel Bettis, of Dawsonville, Ga., and freshman Michelle Queen, of Rome, Ga., will be featured during the Christmas classics “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Greensleeves” in a flute quartet directed by Adjunct Instructor of Music Cheryl Star.

Other YHC students performing include freshman Chloe Cook, oboe, of Blue Ridge, Ga., sophomore Patrick Young, trombone, of Dawsonville, Ga., and freshman Nathaniel Arnold, percussion, of Young Harris, Ga.

In addition to Star, YHC faculty members performing include Assistant Professor of Music Karen Calloway, Adjunct Instructor of Music Mike Campbell, D.A., Adjunct Instructor of Music Alicia Covington, Staff Accompanist Anita Guss, Assistant Professor of Music Leigh Miller, D.M.A., and Adjunct Instructor of Music Kerry Rittenhouse.

For more information, call the YHC 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