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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – As part of the upcoming Young Harris College High School Honor Band Clinic, YHC will host three concerts that are free and open to the public. The first is a guest concert by the Ringgold High School Wind Symphony on Friday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 19, the YHC Concert Band and Brass Choir will perform at 12:30 p.m. and the YHC High School Honor Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. All three concerts will take place in Glenn~McGinnis Hall on the YHC campus, which is located at 1 College Street, Young Harris, Ga. 30582.

The YHC High School Honor Band Clinic is a two-day event for serious high school woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists in grades 10-12. Students are nominated for the clinic by their high school band directors. They are ranked in sections according to directors’ recommendations.

“The YHC High School Honor Band Clinic is designed to give talented high school band students a world-class musical performance experience by working with a renowned conductor, hearing one of the best high school band programs in Georgia (the Ringgold High School Wind Symphony), and of course, enjoying our own amazing YHC Concert Band,” said YHC Director of Bands Dr. Kerry Bryant. “The intense two-day event allows potential YHC instrumental music majors to imagine themselves actually being at YHC as we host them in this beautiful setting—it’s a feast for the eyes and ears!”

Sixteen high schools will participate in the 2019 YHC High School Honor Band Clinic, including Fannin County, Gilmer County, Hayesville, Lumpkin County, Rabun Gap Nacoochee, Towns County and Union County.

For more information on the YHC High School Honor Band Clinic, please contact Director of Bands Dr. Kerry Bryant at [email protected] or Assistant Director of Bands Dr. Javian Brabham at [email protected].

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution 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 an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has three academic divisions: Arts and Humanities, Professional Studies, and Mathematics, Science and Technology, with more than 1,400 students enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga. has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, residence facilities and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit