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Glenn-McGinnis Hall Grand-Reopening Celebration Concludes with Dynamic Concert by Young Harris College’s Combined Choirs

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.—The Young Harris College Concert Band will open their 2017-2018 season with a dynamic combined choirs concert, “New Beginnings,” as the final performance of the three-piece grand re-opening celebration of Glenn-McGinnis Hall on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. on the YHC campus. Admission is $5 or free with a YHC ID.

The program will begin with an eloquent and powerful opening statement of celebration with American composer and conductor Mark Camphouse’s “Symphonic Fanfare.” The evening will feature a variety of pieces from composers including Gustav Holst and Dana Wilson. The YHC Concert Band will dedicate a special performance of Henry Fillmore’s “His Honor” to YHC Trustee Richard McGinnis, who generously gave to benefit the renovations of Glenn-McGinnis Hall.

The “New Beginnings” Concert will conclude with tremendous energy as the band, YHC Concert Choir, and organ combine forces in Christopher Tucker’s world-premiere commission “Dawning of the Day” in honor of the newly renovated Glenn-McGinnis Hall.

The YHC Concert Band is under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. Mary Land, who is celebrating her eighth year as band director at Young Harris College. The YHC Concert Choir is under the direction of Professor of Music, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, and Musical Theatre Co-Coordinator Jeffrey Bauman.

For more information, call the 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., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2016-2017 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit