YHC Concert Band to Present “An Evening of Fare and Flare”

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
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Young Harris College Concert Band to Present “An Evening of Fare and Flare”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Concert Band will present “An Evening of Fare and Flare” in concert Friday, Nov. 18, 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.

“This concert will be a celebration of wind band songs and dances that will demonstrate the technical finesse of the individual musicians,” said YHC Senior Instructor of Music and Director of Bands Mary Land.

Under the direction of Land, the 54-member Young Harris College Concert Band’s final fall performance will spotlight YHC Adjunct Instructor of Music Eric Brown, percussion, in Ney Rosauro’s Concerto for marimba and band. The band will also perform music of the great Percy Grainger in recognition of the 50th anniversary of his death.

YHC students Rachel Bettis, flute, a music education major from Dawsonville, Ga., Sally Petty, horn, a music education major from Cumming, Ga., and Patrick Young, tuba, a music education major from Dawsonville, Ga., will be featured during Claude Smith’s Emperata Overture.

The program will also include exciting wind band pieces like Wang Hesheng’s Beautiful Evening of Prairie, Hugh Stuart’s A Hymn for Band and Carl Strommen’s Prairiesong. The show will conclude with a performance of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride to ring in the holiday season.

A holiday dessert reception sponsored by YHC’s food service provider, Sodexo, will take place immediately following the concert in the lobby of the Clegg Fine Arts Building. The cost for this special event is $5, with proceeds going to help students fund a trip to the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) annual conference in January 2012 in Savannah, Ga. Land currently serves as the president of the GMEA, an organization comprised of approximately 4,000 music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education.

In addition to the featured student performers, the YHC Concert Band is comprised of Amber Adams, percussion, of Blairsville, Ga., Kirsten Anderson, clarinet, of Elberton, Ga., Allison Arnold, flute, of Young Harris, 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., Caitlin Davis, trumpet, of Baxley, Ga., Taylor Davis, percussion, of Kennesaw, Ga.,  Lisa Dear, flute, of Blairsville, 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., Rolando Fernandez, trumpet, of Canton, 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., Adham Hamilton, bassoon, of Powder Springs, Ga., Natasha Harkins, clarinet, of Dawsonville, Ga., Emily Harper, clarinet, of Dallas, 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, Jeremiah Kersting, trumpet, of Sugar Hill, Ga., 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., Melissa Murphy, flute, of Blairsville, Ga., Anndrea Ours, horn, of Douglasville, Ga., Dean Poolos, trumpet, of Marietta, Ga., Tara Shiver, clarinet, of Covington, Ga., Chris Simms, alto saxophone, of Cumming, Ga., Jeff Stewart, trombone, of Young Harris, Ga., Kaleb Swanda, trumpet, of Buford, Ga., Hilary Taber, clarinet, of Alpharetta, Ga., Rocsane Tabulinar, oboe, of Hiawassee, Ga., Gloria Umana, flute, of Dalton, Ga., Clint Vaughn, trumpet, of Talking Rock, Ga., Rebecca Wiggins, percussion, of Robbinsville, N.C., Jake Wentzek, tenor saxophone, of Blairsville, Ga., Sam Wolaver, trombone, of Mansfield, Ga., and Lindsey Yearwood, clarinet, of Douglasville, 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.