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Young Harris College to Present Concert Featuring Jazz Band
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present the YHC Jazz Band in concert Monday, Nov. 18, 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.
Directed by Adjunct Instructor of Music Mike Campbell, D.A., the YHC Jazz Band will perform a variety of big band jazz styles and traditional classics sure to appeal to all ages.
Many YHC students will be featured as soloists during the concert. Kaleb Garrett, guitar, a senior music major from Young Harris, Ga., will be featured during the classic hymn “Amazing Grace.” Garrett will also be featured during the powerhouse shuffle “The Defibrillator” and funky groove “Arnge Drank,” along with Jeffrey Stewart, trombone, a senior music education major from Young Harris, Ga. Robert Payne, drums, a freshman music education major from Smyrna, Ga., will also be featured during “Arnge Drank.”
Courtland Walters, alto saxophone, a sophomore music major from Stockbridge, Ga., and Clint Vaughan, trumpet, a sophomore music education major from Talking Rock, Ga., will be featured during Thad Jones’ most famous ballad “A Child is Born” and Paul Simon’s chart-topping hit “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Walters will also be featured during the slow, haunting tune “Autumn in Rome.” Walters and Spencer Murray, trumpet, a sophomore music education major from Ball Ground, Ga., will be featured during “Come Fly With Me” made famous by legendary singer Frank Sinatra. Murray will also be featured in Andy Farber’s “At the Oasis,” along with Joanna Burrell, piano, a junior music education major from Dawsonville, Ga. Walters, Vaughan and Terell Heard, trumpet, a freshman music education major from Elberton, Ga., will be featured during the jazz standard “Afro Blue.”
The YHC Jazz Band also includes Chloe Cook, alto saxophone, of Blue Ridge, Ga., Adam Shelp, tenor saxophone, of Dawsonville, Ga., Rachel Bettis, tenor saxophone, of Dawsonville, Ga., Jasmine Redding, baritone saxophone, of Atlanta, Ga., Nolan Walker, trumpet, of Ellijay, Ga., Nathaniel Arnold, auxiliary percussion, of Young Harris, Ga., Celeena Corbin, auxiliary percussion, of Hiawassee, Ga., Timothy Linley, trombone, of Cartersville, Ga., Bryson LaPrairie, trombone, of East Ellijay, Ga., Patrick Young, trombone, of Dawsonville, Ga., Marshall Scoggins, bass, of LaFayette, Ga., and Armando Granados, vibraphone, of Euharlee, 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 1,100 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.