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Covington native to Perform in wind ensemble concert

Covington resident Tara Shiver, who is a senior music major at Young Harris College, will perform at a special wind ensemble concert at the school next week. Pictured, from left, are Shiver, sophomore Jeremiah Kersting of Sugar Hill, junior Raquel Jasso of Gainesville, senior instructor of music and director of bands Mary Land, sophomore Jake Wentzek of Blairsville and sophomore Nic Gannon of Blue Ridge, at a recent service conference of the Georgia Music Educators Association.

Covington resident Tara Shiver, who is a senior music major at Young Harris College, will perform at a special wind ensemble concert at the school next week. Pictured, from left, are Shiver, sophomore Jeremiah Kersting of Sugar Hill, junior Raquel Jasso of Gainesville, senior instructor of music and director of bands Mary Land, sophomore Jake Wentzek of Blairsville and sophomore Nic Gannon of Blue Ridge, at a recent service conference of the Georgia Music Educators Association.

YOUNG HARRIS -- Young Harris College senior music major Tara Shiver, a native of Covington, will play her clarinet at a special event next week.

She will perform at the Young Harris College Wind Ensemble concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the Young Harris College campus. Shiver is a graduate of Newton High School.

The wind ensemble will be joined at the concert by the Young Harris College Community Band that is composed of YHC students, local high schools students and local music teachers and musicians. Both groups are directed by YHC senior instructor of music and director of bands, Mary Land, and will be conducted by internationally acclaimed conductor Robert Sheldon.

The ensemble will present "Visions of Flight" and "In the Center Ring"

by Robert Sheldon, "Down a Country Lane" by Aaron Copland and "March Grandioso" by Roland F. Seitz. The Young Harris College Community Band will present "Flight of the Piasa" and "One Thousand Cranes" by Robert Sheldon, "A Little Polka" by Pagannani and arranged by YHC Community Band member Bill Star, and "The Fairest of the Fair" by John Philip Sousa.

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Young Harris College Division of Fine Arts at 706-379-5182.