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Young Harris College to Present Concert Featuring Jazz Band

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5237,

Young Harris College to Present Concert Featuring Jazz Band

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present the Young Harris College Jazz Band in concert Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
The YHC Jazz Band will perform a variety of big band jazz styles. Featured in this performance will be jazz vocalist Lee Holland of Hayesville, N.C., performing several big band jazz vocal classics. Directed by Adjunct Instructor of Music Mike Campbell, D.A., the ensemble guarantees an evening of jazz appealing to all ages.
Holland has performed throughout the southeastern United States, including several appearances with the Brasstown Big Band. She will be featured during “All or Nothing at All,” “Georgia on My Mind” and “Tangerine.”
Stanford Thomas, alto saxophone, a freshman music education major from Cordele, Ga., will be featured during the popular jazz standard “Body and Soul,” while Rolando Fernandez, trumpet, a senior music major from Canton, Ga., and Alex Gannon, guitar, a senior music major from Hiawassee, Ga., will be featured during “Backrow Politics” by Gordon Goodwin.
The YHC Jazz Band also includes Sam Cook, baritone saxophone, of Young Harris, Ga., LaDareon Copeland, tenor saxophone, of Centerville, Ga., Lane Dorough, piano, of Marietta, Ga., Cedric Epps, drums, of Talbotton, Ga., Armando Granados, vibraphone, of Euharlee, Ga., Samantha Grinstead, trumpet, of Eatonton, Ga., Adham Hamilton, tenor saxophone, of Powder Springs, Ga., Terell Heard, trombone, of Elberton, Ga., Jeremiah Kersting, trumpet, of Sugar Hill, Ga., Timothy Linley, trombone, of Cartersville, Ga., Spencer Murray, trumpet, of Ball Ground, Ga., Anthony Peters, trumpet, of Milledgevillle, Ga., Marshall Scoggins, bass, of LaFayette, Ga., Jeffrey Stewart, trombone, of Young Harris, Ga., Clint Vaughan, trumpet, of Talking Rock, Ga., Zach Wagoner, trombone, of Powder Springs, Ga., Cortland Waters, alto saxophone, of Calhoun, Ga., Sam Wolaver, trombone, of Mansfield, Ga., and Patrick Young, trombone, 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. 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