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Young Harris College to Present Jazz Band Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present the YHC Jazz Band in concert on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in Glenn-McGinnis Hall on the YHC campus. The performance is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Adjunct Instructor of Music Dr. Mike Campbell, the YHC Jazz Band will perform a variety of selections from styles including swing, Latin, funk, gospel and ballads. The concert will also feature selections performed during the Glenn Miller Orchestra Concert held on the YHC campus in August.

The YHC Jazz Band is comprised of talented students including sophomore Christian Dasher, of Ludowici, Ga., saxophone, freshman Tyler Kniess, of Blairsville, Ga., saxophone, sophomore David-akem Smith, of Fairburn, Ga., saxophone, senior Jasmine Redding, of Atlanta, saxophone, sophomore Zak Sutton, of Alto, Ga., saxophone, sophomore Jacob Wood, of Lagrange, Ga., trumpet, junior Collin McCane, of Cleveland, Ga., trumpet, freshman Christopher Heden, of Ellijay, Ga., trumpet, freshman Deeana Greene, of Epworth, Ga., trumpet, sophomore Paul Williams, of Ludowici, Ga., trumpet, sophomore Justin Mason, of Fairburn, Ga., trombone, freshman Matthew Minnick, of Maysville, Ga., trombone, sophomore Keegan McCurdy, of Ellijay, Ga., trombone, freshman Colton Pritchett, of Ringgold, Ga., trombone, junior Caitlin Moore, of Lagrange, Ga., rhythm, senior Tricia Gallagher, of Jasper, Ga., rhythm, and freshman Kanani Crandall, of Carlsbad, Calif., rhythm.

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