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Young Harris College to Present Concert Band Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Concert Band and the Young Harris College Community Band will present a “Collage of Classics” on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Suber Banquet Hall of the Rollins Campus Center on the YHC campus. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students and children 12 and under.

Featuring music from composers like Modest Mussorgsky, Matt Conaway, Charles Carter, Chris Pilsner and John Philip Sousa, members of the Young Harris College Community Band and Concert Band will join forces to provide an evening of musical stylings from an array of instruments.

Under the direction of Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Mary Land, the Young Harris College Concert Band gives woodwind, brass and percussion players ample opportunities to perform a wide repertory of wind band literature ranging from traditional to contemporary.

Under the direction of Adjunct Instructor of Music Kerry Rittenhouse, the Young Harris College Community Band provides an opportunity for local musicians to perform quality musical literature, serves as an educational resource for area schools and presents several free concerts every year for the residents of Young Harris, Ga., and surrounding areas. The group is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

For more information, call 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 2016-2017 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