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Young Harris College Concert Band and Young Harris Community Band to Present a “Collage of Classics” Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Concert Band and the Young Harris Community Band will present a “Collage of Classics” on Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students and children 12 and under.

Directed by Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands Mary Land, Ed.D., the YHC Concert Band will present a concert featuring the true “warhorses” of wind band repertoire including the famous Franz von Suppe’s “Light Calvary Overture” and David Gorham’s “Jubiloso.” The Young Harris Community Band will perform several selections under the direction of YHC Adjunct Instructor of Music Kerry Rittenhouse including David Holsinger’s “Havendance” and the famous Spanish march “Amparito Roca” by Jamie Texidor.

The concert will close with “Espirit De Corps,” a piece commissioned by the United States Marine Band. Based on “The Marines’ Hymn,” the song is a tribute to the United States Marine Band and their conductor Colonel John Bourgeois. 

Many YHC students will be featured as soloists during the concert. Courtland Walters, clarinet, a senior music major from Stockbridge, Ga., will be featured during “Light Calvary Overture” and “Jubiloso.” Adam Shelp, alto saxophone, a junior psychology from Dawsonville, Ga., Blake Cornell, tenor saxophone, a sophomore music major from Ellijay, Ga., and Nolan Walker, trumpet, a junior music major from Ellijay, Ga., will also be featured during “Jubiloso.” Michelle Queen, flute, a junior music major from Jasper, Ga., Chloe Cook, oboe, a junior music major from Blue Ridge, Ga., and Shelp will be featured during the finale “Espirit De Corps.”

In addition to the featured student performers, the YHC Concert Band is comprised of sophomore music education major Olivia Barry, flute, of Waxhaw, N.C., freshman music education major Savannah Rogers, flute, of Cleveland, Ga., freshman music education major Naomi Hamelin, flute, of Blackshear, Ga., sophomore biology major Jana Carpenter, flute, of Savannah, Ga., sophomore psychology major Savannah Ledford, flute, of Talmo, Ga., freshman music education major Idriya Moore, oboe, of McCaysville, Ga., freshman music education major Laura Dombrowski, bassoon, of East Ellijay, Ga., freshman Kristin Griffin, bassoon, of Acworth, Ga., sophomore music major Melanie Ellis, clarinet, of Hawkinsville, Ga., sophomore music education major Hannah Carter, clarinet, of Calhoun, Ga., freshman biology major Drake Benton, clarinet, of Buford, Ga., sophomore biology major Ashley Hayman, clarinet, of Cumming, Ga., freshman David Cruz, clarinet, of Hayesville, N.C., junior music education major Jasmine Redding, clarinet, of Atlanta, Ga., freshman Melanie Ferguson, clarinet, of Moreland, Ga., sophomore biology major Madison Sosebee, saxophone, of Danielsville, Ga., sophomore music major Lian Warner, saxophone, of River Ridge, La., junior education major Katie Rittenhouse, horn, of Blairsville, Ga., junior music education major Nick Fortenberry, horn, of Powder Springs, Ga., junior biology major Cassidy Starling, horn, of Lavonia, Ga., sophomore history major Wesley Martin, horn, of Clarkesville, Ga., senior music education major Spencer Murray, horn and trumpet, of Cabot, Ark., freshman music major Collin McCane, trumpet, of Cleveland, Ga., sophomore music major Charles Meggitt, trumpet, of Cleveland, Ga., junior English major Emily Stewart, trumpet, of Eatonton, Ga., senior theatre major Samantha Grinstead, trumpet, of Eatonton, Ga., senior biology major Anthony Peters, trumpet, of Milledgeville, Ga., sophomore biology major John Ciccia, trumpet, of Cumming, Ga., freshman music major Justin Mason, trombone, of Fairburn, Ga., freshman music education major Levi Jones, trombone, of Blairsville, Ga., freshman biology major John Bogenschutz, trombone, of Powder Springs, Ga., freshman biology major Cassie Edwards, trombone, of Marietta, Ga., sophomore mathematics major Andre Aguinaga, euphonium, of Athens, Ga., freshman music education major Donovan Anguelo, euphonium, of Blairsville, Ga., sophomore Spanish major Liz Granados, euphonium, of Cleveland, Ga., post-baccalaureate education major James Rhodes, tuba, of Blairsville, Ga., freshman music education major Julien Fleming, tuba, of Blairsville, Ga., freshman music education major Corbin Allen, percussion, of Hiawassee, Ga., senior music education major Armando Granados, percussion, of Euharlee, Ga., junior music education major Nathaniel Arnold, percussion, of Young Harris, Ga., freshman theatre major Jamie Shaw, percussion, of Talking Rock, Ga., junior music major Patricia Gallagher, percussion, of Jasper, Ga., freshman business and public policy major Kyle Wilkins, percussion, of Blairsville, Ga., freshman music major Brandon Robinson, percussion, of Thomaston, Ga., freshman biology major Chantelle Waddell, percussion, of Calhoun, Ga., and freshman music major Caitlin Moore, piano, of LaGrange, Ga.

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 1,200 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. 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. In 2014, the College was granted active membership in NCAA Division II and is a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2015-2016 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit