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YHC Community Band to Present Special Concert

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Due to recent weather conditions, this event has been cancelled. 

Author: John Daniels
Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5310,

Young Harris College Community Band to Present Special Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.—The Young Harris College Community Band will present a concert featuring classical and contemporary music on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Directed by YHC Adjunct Instructor of Music Alan Denmon, the ensemble is comprised of talented local high school and adult musicians from the local community, and performs traditional band classics as well as entertaining “pops” music.

The program includes concert band standards including “Song for the Winter Moon” by low brass performer and composer Walter Cummings, “The Iowa Band Law March” by march music bandmaster and composer K.L. King, and “Suite on Hungarian Folk Themes” by Leo Weiner. 

The band will also present two original pieces composed by Towns County High School Band Director Frank McKinney titled “Vacant Man” and “Lake Chatuge.” McKinney and wife, Cara McKinney, will act as guest conductors during the program.

YHC students performing include senior Allison Arnold of Young Harris, Ga., bassoon, sophomore Kayla Wentzek of Blairsville, Ga., clarinet, freshman Carli Kidd of Blairsville, Ga., bass clarinet, freshman Katie Rittenhouse of Blairsville, Ga., French horn, and freshman Cameron Lejeune of Marble, N.C., percussion.

YHC faculty and staff members performing include Assistant Professor of Music Karen Calloway, flute, Staff Accompanist Anita Guss, flute, Adjunct Instructor of Music Cheryl Star, flute, Adjunct Instructor of Music Mike Campbell, D.A., alto saxophone, Adjunct Instructor of Music Kerry Rittenhouse, trumpet, and Adjunct Instructor of Music Alicia Covington, French horn.

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