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YHC Music Ensembles

YHC Brass Ensemble

Director: Dr. Javian Brabham
The brass ensemble focuses on the development of individual and ensemble skills through performance of a wide variety of compositions.  The ensemble skills include individualism, group participation, intonation, musical style, communication and professional responsibility.  The brass ensemble regularly performs for campus events.

YHC Chamber Choir

Director: Jeffrey Bauman
This 36-voice group performs beautiful choral melodies in a variety of musical styles. The dynamic ensemble’s extensive repertoire ranges from moving works by Renaissance masters to original arrangements of current pop hits.

YHC Community Band 

Director: Dr. Kerry Bryant
Assistant Director:  Dr. Javian Brabham

Comprised of talented local high school and adult musicians from the local community, the Community Band performs traditional band classics as well as entertaining “pops” music. The group serves as an educational resource for area schools and presents several free concerts throughout the region.

YHC Concert Band

Director: Dr. Kerry Bryant
Assistant Director: Dr. Javian Brabham

This powerful ensemble gives woodwind, brass and percussion players ample opportunities to perform a wide repertory of wind band literature ranging from traditional to contemporary.

YHC Concert Choir

Director: Jeffrey Bauman
The College’s oldest musical ensemble hosts a variety of themed concerts throughout the year, often teaming up with fellow ensembles to present unforgettable and entertaining concerts that appeal to all music lovers.

YHC Guitar Ensemble

Director: Dr. Richard Knepp
Students perform intricate works for classical guitar during intimate and enthralling concerts that feature solos, duos, trios and quartets.

YHC Jazz Band

Director: Dr. Mike Campbell
This ensemble guarantees fun evenings of jazz appealing to all ages. Students perform a variety of music covering many styles of the big band genre, including swing, bop, Latin jazz and fusion.

YHC Pep Band

Director: Dr. Kerry Bryant
Purple Reign was formed in 2010 during YHC’s inaugural basketball season. The band performs regularly at all home basketball games, adding energy and spirit to the Valley of Doom.

YHC Percussion Ensemble

Director: Justin Iadonisi

This group performs a variety of solo and ensemble literature written for a myriad of percussive instruments such as xylophone, marimba, vibes, tympani and more.

YHC Piano Ensemble

Director: Cynthia DeFoor
Talented students perform works for piano duos, duets, trios, and quartets with musical selections from American, French, and Austrian composers from the Classical Period through the 21st century. Contributions for all performances are accepted to benefit YHC’s student chapter of the Music Teachers National Association.