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YHC to Present Concert Featuring Jazz Band and Brasstown Big Band

Friday, April 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Author: John Daniels
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5237, kndean@yhc.edu

Young Harris College to Present Concert Featuring Jazz Band and Brasstown Big Band

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present the YHC Jazz Band and Brasstown Big Band in concert on Monday, April 21, 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. Courtland Walters, alto saxophone, a sophomore music major from Stockbridge, Ga., will be featured during the Broadway hit “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. Kaleb Garret, guitar, a senior music major from Young Harris, Ga., will be featured during “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” by Buddy Rich, who was often billed as the “world’s greatest drummer.” Terrell Heard, trombone, a sophomore music education major from Elberton, Ga. will be featured during the country hit “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Nolan Walker, trumpet, a freshman music major from Ellijay, Ga., will be featured during the funky groove “Cyclops.” Jasmine Redding, baritone saxophone, a freshman music education major from Atlanta, Ga., will be featured during the rock-influenced jazz standard “Cold Duck Time.”
 
The YHC Jazz Band also includes Grace Mason, piano, of Alpharetta, Ga., Robert Payne, drums, of Smyrna, Ga., Spencer Murray, trumpet, of Ball Ground, Ga., Joanna Burrell, piano, of Dawsonville, Ga., 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., Bryson LaPrairie, trombone, of East Ellijay, Ga., Patrick Young, trombone, of Dawsonville, Ga., Liz Granados, trumpet, of Cleveland, Ga., Frederik Nielsen, bass, of Denmark, and Zach Wagoner, trombone, of Powder Springs, Ga.
 
The Brasstown Big Band, also directed by Dr. Campbell, is an ensemble composed of volunteer adult jazz musicians from the north Georgia region. The group is sponsored by the YHC Department of Music and rehearses weekly on the campus. The Brasstown Big Band regularly donate their time and talents to raise funds for regional organizations.
                                                      
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.

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