YHC Concert Band to Present “Music of the Masters: Past and Present”

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Young Harris College Concert Band to Present “Music of the Masters: Past and Present”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Concert Band will present “Music of the Masters: Past and Present” in concert Friday, Oct. 21, 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 is designed to be a very exciting concert that will blend some of the great music from the past with some of the best music from the present,” said YHC Senior Instructor of Music and Director of Bands Mary Land.

Under the direction of Land, the 54-member band will perform music from the master composers of wind band literature,including Gustav Holst’s First Suite in Eb and Vincent Persichetti’s Pageant, as well as pieces by contemporary composers including John Mackey’s Undertow and Eric Whitacre’s October.

Assistant Professor of Music Leigh Miller, D.M.A., clarinet, will be featured in Viktor’s Tale by John Williams, a clarinet concerto with band accompaniment composed for the soundtrack of the 2004 film The Terminal

Young Harris College students performing in the concert include 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., Rachel Bettis, flute, of Dawsonville, 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., 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., 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., 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
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.