Young Harris College Community Band to Present “Pops on the Plaza” TonightApril 17 | Posted by editor | Events, News, Towns Tags: Young Harris College
Young Harris, GA – The Young Harris College Community Band will present the annual “Pops on the Plaza” concert Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the YHC Campus Plaza. The community is invited to gather lawn chairs and blankets and make plans to enjoy a memorable evening of familiar musical favorites. The performance is free and open to the public.
Directed by YHC Senior Instructor of Music and Director of Bands Mary Land, the 72-member Young Harris College Community Band is composed of talented local high school musicians and adult musicians from the local community. The group performs traditional band classics as well as entertaining “pops” music.
“This annual outdoor concert is a great way to welcome summer to the mountains,” said Land. “We encourage audience members to bring along picnics and enjoy a fun-filled evening of music.”
YHC Community Band clarinetist Missie Kirkland, mezzo soprano, of Blairsville, Ga., will be featured as a guest vocalist during American composer Warren Barker’s arrangement of songs from The Wizard of Oz and familiar favorites by George and Ira Gershwin. Kirkland earned a degree in vocal performance from Columbus State University and currently serves as a soloist for the Mountain Community Chorus.
The program features several famous marches, including “The Southerner March” by Russell Alexander and “March Grandioso” by Roland Seitz. The band will also perform music by renowned wind band composers such as Clare Grundman, Percy Grainger and Samuel Hazo.
Young Harris College faculty members performing include Assistant Professor of Music Karen Calloway, Adjunct Instructor of Music Mike Campbell, D.A., Adjunct Instructor of Music Alan Denmon, Staff Accompanist Anita Guss, Staff Accompanist Frank McKinney, Assistant Professor of Music Leigh Miller, D.M.A., and Adjunct Instructor of Music Cheryl Star.
Young Harris College students performing include freshman Adham Hamilton, bassoon, of Powder Springs, Ga., junior Allison Arnold, flute, of Young Harris, Ga., sophomore Lisa Dear, flute, of Blairsville, Ga., and freshman Rachel Bettis, flute, of Dawsonville, Ga.
For more information, call the Young Harris College Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.
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