YHC Concert Band to Present Tribute to American Composers

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5237, klwaldroup@yhc.edu

Young Harris College Concert Band to Present Tribute to American Composers

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Concert Band will present a musical tribute to American composers on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students and children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the door.
Directed by YHC Senior Instructor of Music and Director of Bands Mary Land, the YHC Concert Band will present a concert featuring the works of contemporary American composers including John Mackey, Eric Whitacre and David Gillingham. 
The show will open with “American Overture for Band,” a famous piece written by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins at age 25. The piece will highlight the ensemble’s horn section during its well-known opening fanfare. Additionally, the low brass section will be spotlighted during Henry Fillmore’s fast and furious march “Rolling Thunder.”
Several YHC students will be featured as soloists during the concert. Timothy Linley, trombone, a senior music education major from Cartersville, Ga., and Jeff Stewart, trombone, a senior music education major from Young Harris, Ga., will be featured during David Foster’s Academy Award- and Golden Globe- winning song “The Prayer” from the film “Quest for Camelot.” Shelby Brown, clarinet, a senior music education major from Calhoun, Ga., will be featured in a traditional jazz clarinet solo.
In addition to these soloists, the YHC Concert Band is comprised of Allison Arnold, flute, of Young Harris, Ga., Rachel Bettis, flute, of Dawsonville, Ga., Jade Lester, flute, of Cedartown, Ga., Michelle Queen, flute, of Rome, Ga., Chloe Cook, oboe, of Blue Ridge, Ga., Kallie Epperson, oboe, of Winder, Ga., Kirsten Anderson, clarinet, of Elberton, Ga., Savannah Ash, clarinet, of Blue Ridge, Ga., Joanna Burrell, clarinet, of Dawsonville, Ga., Ryan Piscopo, clarinet, of Blairsville, Ga., Jasmine Redding, clarinet, of Atlanta, Ga., Courtland Walters, clarinet, of Stockbridge, Ga., Kayla Wentzek, clarinet, of Blairsville, Ga., Wade Orr, bassoon, of Bishop, Ga., Carli Kidd, bass clarinet, of Blairsville, Ga., Brandon Rennolds, bass clarinet, of Kennesaw, Ga., Adam Shelp, alto saxophone, of Dawsonville, Ga., Brian Montgomery, tenor saxophone, of Powder Springs, Ga., Liz Granados, trumpet, of Cleveland, Ga., Samantha Grinstead, trumpet, of Eatonton, Ga., Jake McDonald, trumpet, of Marietta, Ga., Anthony Peters, trumpet, of Milledgeville, Ga., Emily Stewart, trumpet, of Eatonton, Kaleb Swanda, trumpet, of Buford, Ga., Clint Vaughan, trumpet, of Talking Rock, Ga., Nolan Walker, trumpet, of Ellijay, Ga., Madison Crespin, horn, of Acworth, Ga., Nicholas Fortenberry, horn, of Powder Springs, Ga., Spencer Murray, horn, of Ball Ground, Ga., Sally Petty, horn, of Cumming, Ga., Katie Rittenhouse, horn, of Blairsville, Ga., Bryson LaPrairie, trombone, of East Ellijay, Ga., Zachary Wagoner, trombone, of Powder Springs, Ga., Deena West, trombone, of Andrews, N.C., Terell Heard, euphonium, of Elberton, Ga., Christian Nicholson, tuba, of Dalton, Ga., Patrick Young, tuba, of Dawsonville, Ga., Nathaniel Arnold, percussion, of Young Harris, Ga., Celeena Corbin, percussion, of Hiawassee, Ga., Trisha Gallagher, percussion, of Jasper, Ga., Armando Granados, percussion, of Euharlee, Ga., Carrie Moll, percussion, of Suwanee, Ga., Robert Payne, percussion, of Smyrna, Ga., and Sarah Stogsdill, percussion, of Shalimar, Fla. 
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 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.