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Young Harris College Presents Chamber Winds Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Division of Fine Arts at Young Harris College is pleased to present the YHC Chamber Wind Ensemble in concert on Monday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Glenn~McGinnis Hall of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The YHC chamber ensembles performing will include the YHC Woodwind Trio, the YHC Saxophone Ensemble and the YHC Brass choir. Each ensemble consists of talented YHC students studying music.

The Woodwind Trio is composed of senior interdisciplinary major Savannah Rogers, of Cleveland, Ga., flute, senior music major Melanie Ellis, of Hawkinsville, Ga., clarinet, and junior music education major Idriya Moore, of McCaysville, Ga., oboe. The group will be performing Johannes Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5.” The Woodwind Trio will also feature a special clarinet quartet piece by senior music major Melanie Ellis, of Hawkinsville, Ga., and freshman music education majors Shane Schroeder, of Hazlehurst, Ga., Lindsey Hutchinson, of Sautee Nacoochee, Ga., and Shiloh Brooks, of Cumming, Ga., performing “Prelude to La Traviata” by Verdi.

Sophomore music education major Miranda Queen, of Jasper, Ga., freshman music education majors Chloe Spears, of Hiawassee, Ga., and Amber Vickroy, of Athens, Ga., and sophomore music major David-akem Smith, of Fairburn, Ga., will be performing Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik Serenade.” 

The concert will continue with the YHC Saxophone Ensemble performing an arrangement of the J. S. Bach “Fugue in G.” In addition to Smith, the YHC Saxophone Ensemble includes sophomore music education major Christian Dasher, of Ludowici, Ga., freshman music major Tyler Kniess, of Blairsville, Ga., and Young Harris Early College student Anthony Grader, of Blairsville, Ga.

The YHC Brass Choir will conclude the concert with the Di Lorenzo composition “Luminosity”. The brass choir members include senior history major Wesley Martin, of Clarkesville, Ga., senior music major Charles Meggitt, of Cleveland, Ga., junior music major Collin McCane, of Cleveland, Ga., junior music education majors Donovan Anguelo, of Blairsville, Ga., Hayden Betsill, of White, Ga., and Justin Mason, of Fairburn, Ga., sophomore music majors Jacob Hartis, of Sylvania, Ga., and Chris Heden, of East Ellijay, Ga., sophomore music education majors Keegan McCurdy, of Ellijay, Ga., Paul Williams, of Ludowici, Ga., and Jacob Wood, of Dahlonega, Ga., freshman chemistry major Colton Pritchett, of Ringgold, Ga., and freshman music majors Deanna Greene, of Epworth, Ga., and Matthew Minnick, of Maysville, Ga.

For more information about this concert, please contact 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 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