For Immediate Release

March 19, 2018, Columbus, Georgia—The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) is pleased to announce its maestro teams for our annual Maestro For a Moment concert.

The three maestro teams include Attorney Gary Bruce and former principal Jimmy Motos (Team Bruce – Motos), WTVM Anchors Jason Dennis and Barbara Gauthier (Team WTVM), Young Professionals Kat Cannella and Tamika McKenzie (Team YP).

The deadline to vote for your favorite team is at the beginning of the free spring concert on Sunday, April 22 starting at 7 p.m. at the RiverCenter for Performing Arts. Each vote is $1 and all proceeds benefit the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus. You can vote online at www.YOGC.org.

The winning Maestro for a Moment team will have the opportunity to conduct the finale Stars and Stripes Forever.

The Youth Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Jim Palmer, is comprised of two orchestras, String Orchestra and Youth Orchestra.

The 2017-18 Season Sponsor is Rivertown Subaru, the Sole Hotel Sponsor is Best Western Plus, and the media sponsors are WTVM News Leader 9 and PMB Broadcasting.

Since 1993, the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus has been teaching the area’s most talented young musicians. Led by music director James Palmer, this outstanding orchestra program includes the Youth Orchestra made up of intermediate and advanced string, brass, wind and percussion musicians, the String Orchestra composed of young string players, chamber groups, a percussion ensemble and a summer string camp. Rehearsals are held each Monday evening during the school season at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. For additional information e-mail info@yogc.org.