Young Harris CollegeYoung Harris College Community Band Presents Veterans Day Concert

Thursday, October 27, 2016
General College
Fine Arts

Media Contact: Maddy Elledge
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Young Harris College Community Band Presents Veterans Day Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Community Band will present a Veterans Day Concert on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. in the Suber Banquet Hall of the Rollins Campus Center on the YHC campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Adjunct Instructor of Music Kerry Rittenhouse, the YHC Community Band will present an afternoon of patriotic and inspirational music that includes “America the Beautiful,” “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” and a salute to our nation’s active and retired military servicemen and women. The band will also premier a new composition entitled “This Land” by band member Frank McKinney. “The Misty Mountain Winds,” a woodwind quintet, will be a special guest performing ensemble.   

Performing members of the Community Band include YHC Adjunct Instructors of Music Cheryl Star, Dr. Michael Campbell, Alan Denmon and retired staff member Bud Dyer. The performance will also include freshman music education majors Sean Duryea, of Blairsville, Ga., clarinet, Christian Dasher, of Ludowici, Ga., tenor saxophone, and Justin Mason, of Fairburn, Ga., trombone, freshman music majors David-Akem Smith, of Fairburn, Ga., baritone saxophone, and Paul Williams, trombone, sophomore education major Rebecca Herring, of Flowery Branch, Ga., French horn, senior education major Katie Rittenhouse, of Blairsville, Ga, French horn, junior biology major Cassidy Starling of Lavonia, Ga., French horn, post-baccalaureate education major James Rhodes, of Blairsville, Ga., trombone, and freshman business and public policy major Kyle Wilkins, of Blairsville, Ga., percussion.   

The Young Harris 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.

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