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Two local students to perform in Young Harris College Concert Band next week
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Young Harris College senior music major Tara Shiver, clarinet, of Covington, Ga., will perform at a concert featuring the Young Harris College Concert Band on Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the Young Harris College campus. Shiver is a graduate of Newton High School.

Also performing is Young Harris College junior music education major Sam Wolaver, trombone, of Mansfield. Wolaver is a graduate of Eastside High School.

Directed by YHC Senior Instructor of Music and Director of Bands Mary Land, the 52-member YHC Concert Band will perform classics from the wind band repertoire including Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Norman Dello Joio's Scenes from the Louvre. The program also includes Percy Grainger's famous Irish Tune from County Derry and the exotic programmatic work Arabesque by Sam Hazo.

"The music being performed at this concert represents some of the highest quality musical repertoire written specifically for wind band," Land said. "This concert will also showcase some of our outstanding YHC music faculty who will be featured as guest soloists with the band."

YHC Adjunct Instructor of Music John Bryant, trumpet, will be featured as guest soloist during the traditional bullfighting piece "La Virgen de la Macarena" arranged by Raphael Mendez. He will also perform with the newly formed YHC Trumpet Ensemble.

The YHC Flute Ensemble, directed by Adjunct Instructor of Music Cheryl Star and Assistant Professor of Music Karen Calloway, will also perform during the concert. Star will be featured as the flute soloist during "The Swiss Shepherd" by Italian composer Francesco Morlacchi.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Young Harris College 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.

Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor's degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions - Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences - and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College's growth. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit