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Young Harris College to Present Percussion Ensemble Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.— The Young Harris College Division of Fine Arts will present a special concert featuring the YHC Percussion Ensemble on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in Glenn-McGinnis Hall on the YHC campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Comprised of talented students currently studying percussion instruments, the YHC Percussion Ensemble will perform a variety of pieces including “Power Struggle” by Nathan Daughtrey, “Cross Currents” by Lynn Glassock and “Mother Earth, Father Sky” by Ney Rosauro. Senior music education major Nat Arnold, of Young Harris, Ga., will play the vibraphone on a piece entitled “Blues for Gilbert” by Mark Glentworth.

Under the direction of YHC Adjunct Instructor of Music Dr. Jillian Baxter, students featured during the concert include senior music major Tricia Gallagher, of Jasper, Ga., sophomore music major Moon Hamilton, of Atlanta, sophomore music education majors Kirkland Godfrey, of Blue Ridge, Ga., and Zachary Sutton, of Alto, Ga., freshman music major Kierra Collins, of Sandersville, Ga., and freshman music education majors Harrison Cho, of Cumming, Ga., and Dakota Reeves, of Blairsville, Ga.

The evening will also feature Steve Winstead’s “Anxiety” with a special performance from students in YHC’s Percussion Methods Class, making this performance the largest group during a YHC Percussion Ensemble Concert. Students featured during this piece include senior music education majors Nicholas Fortenberry, of Powder Springs, Ga., and Jasmine Redding, of Atlanta, sophomore music education majors Justin Mason, of Fairburn, Ga., Paul Williams, of Ludowici, Ga., Donovan Anguelo, of Blairsville, Ga., and Jacob Wood, of Dahlonega, Ga., and junior music education major Idriya Moore, of McCaysville, Ga.

In addition, this concert will feature YHC’s Brass Ensemble making this concert a brass and percussion extravaganza. The Brass Ensemble is under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. Mary Land.

For more information, call YHC’s 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 2017-2018 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