YHC Concert Band to Perform at Young Harris College

Friday, April 13, 2012

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

Young Harris College Concert Band to Perform at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Concert Band will present a program of traditional and contemporary music on Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the Young Harris College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Directed by YHC Senior Instructor of Music and Director of Bands Mary Land, the 52-member YHC Concert Band will perform classics from the wind band repertoire including Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Norman Dello Joio’s Scenes from the Louvre. The program also includes Percy Grainger’s famous Irish Tune from County Derry and the exotic programmatic work Arabesque by Sam Hazo.

“The music being performed at this concert represents some of the highest quality musical repertoire written specifically for wind band,” Land said. “This concert will also showcase some of our outstanding YHC music faculty that will be featured as guest soloists with the band.”

YHC Adjunct Instructor of Music John Bryant, trumpet, will be featured as guest soloist during the traditional bullfighting pieceLa Virgen de la Macarena arranged by Raphael Mendez. He will also perform with the newly formed YHC Trumpet Ensemble.

The YHC Flute Ensemble, directed by Adjunct Instructor of Music Cheryl Star and Assistant Professor of Music Karen Calloway, will also perform during the concert. Star will be featured as flute soloist during The Swiss Shepherd by Italian composer Francesco Morlacchi.

The YHC Trumpet Ensemble is comprised of senior Jeremiah Kersting of Sugar Hill, Ga., senior Rolando Fernandez-Carrion of Canton, Ga., sophomore Caitlin Davis of Baxley, Ga., freshman Clint Vaughan of Talking Rock, Ga., and freshman Kaleb Swanda of Buford, Ga.

The YHC Flute Ensemble is comprised of freshman Rachel Bettis of Dawsonville, Ga., junior Allison Arnold of Young Harris, Ga., freshman Cayla  Hernandez of Young Harris, Ga., junior Melissa Murphy of Blairsville, Ga., and sophomore Lisa Dear of Blairsville, Ga.

In addition to these ensemble members, the YHC Concert Band is comprised of Amber Adams, percussion, of Blairsville, Ga., Kirsten Anderson, clarinet, of Elberton, Ga., Thomas Ballew, clarinet, of Ball Ground, Ga., Eli Barrett, percussion, of Young Harris, Ga., Amy Bishop, clarinet, of Marietta, Ga., Shelby Brown, clarinet, of Calhoun, Ga., Joanna Burrell, clarinet, of Dawsonville, Ga., Chris Calloway, horn, of Young Harris, Ga., Taylor Davis, percussion, of Kennesaw, Ga., Lane Dorough, trombone, of Marietta, Ga., Sean Dorough, euphonium, of Blairsville, Ga., Cedric Epps, percussion, of Talbotton, Ga., CJ Fellows, euphonium, of Jasper, Ga., John Fletcher, clarinet, of Cumming, Ga., Clare Galt, flute, of Marietta, Ga., Nic Gannon, percussion, of Blue Ridge, Ga., Katherine Gwin, flute, of Kennesaw, Ga., Emily Harper, clarinet, of Dallas, Ga., Adham Hamilton, bassoon, of Powder Springs, Ga., Natasha Harkins, clarinet, of Dawsonville, Ga., Betsy Hutson, bass clarinet, of Griffin, Ga., Meghan Jackson, clarinet, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., Raquel Jasso, clarinet, of Gainesville, Ga., Paige Jenkins, bass clarinet, Elizabeth Land, trumpet, of Thomson, Ga., Tim Linley, trombone, of Cartersville, Ga., Landon Lovell, tuba, of Blairsville, Ga., Ben March, trumpet, of Blairsville, Ga., Ashley McEachin, oboe, of Hazlehurst, Ga., Brian Montgomery, tenor saxophone, of Powder Springs, Ga., Anndrea Ours, horn, of Douglasville, Ga., Dean Poolos, trumpet, of Marietta, Ga., Sally Petty, horn, of Cumming, Ga., Tara Shiver, clarinet, of Covington, Ga., Chris Simms, alto saxophone, of Cumming, Ga., Jeff Stewart, trombone, of Young Harris, Ga., Hilary Taber, clarinet, of Alpharetta, Ga., Rocsane Tabulinar, oboe, of Hiawassee, Ga., Gloria Umana, flute, of Dalton, Ga., Rebecca Wiggins, percussion, of Robbinsville, N.C., Jake Wentzek, tenor saxophone, of Blairsville, Ga., Sam Wolaver, trombone, of Mansfield, Ga., Lindsey Yearwood, clarinet, of Douglasville, Ga., and Patrick Young, tuba, of Dawsonville, Ga.

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. 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. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.