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YHC Community Band to Present "Pops on the Plaza"

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WEATHER STATEMENT: Due to inclement weather, tonight's concert will be held in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building.

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

Young Harris College Community Band to Present "Pops on the Plaza"

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.—The Young Harris College Community Band will present its highly anticipated annual outdoor “Pops on the Plaza” concert on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the YHC Campus Plaza. The community is invited to gather lawn chairs and blankets and make plans to enjoy a memorable evening of familiar musical favorites. The performance is free and open to the public.
Directed by YHC Adjunct Instructor of Music Alan Denmon, the ensemble is comprised of talented local high school and adult musicians from the local community, and performs traditional band classics as well as entertaining “pops” music.
This program will include two Civil War-themed selections, “The Blue and the Gray” by Clare Grundman and “Washington Grays” by Claudio S. Grafulla, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Union Major General William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.
The band will also present two original pieces composed by Towns County High School Band Director Frank McKinney titled “Vacant Man” and “Lake Chatuge.” McKinney and his wife, Cara, will serve as guest conductors during the program.
Katie Rittenhouse, French horn, a freshman business and public policy major from Blairsville, Ga., will perform in the concert along with several YHC faculty members including Assistant Professor of Music Karen Calloway, Adjunct Instructor of Music Kerry Rittenhouse, and Adjunct Instructor of Music Cheryl Star.
The YHC Community Band provides an opportunity for local musicians to perform quality musical literature, serves as an educational resource for area schools and presents several free concerts every year for residents in the region.
If there is inclement weather, the concert will be held in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building.
For more information, call the YHC 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