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Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Fort Worth, Texas

Saturday, January 25, 2003

The nineteenth annual Sacred Harp singing was held in Cowden Hall at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in January. This is the twelfth year that the “1991 Revision of The Sacred Harp” has been used, and it was an excellent singing with 90 in attendance. Dr. David Music called the morning session to order at 9:35 a.m. and led 59. Father Ronald Baker offered the morning prayer.

After a welcome to all singers and opening comments, Dr. David Music recognized Dr. Timothy Studstill as the new director of the Arranging Committee and Katrina Elsea and Michelle Lyons as Secretaries.

Dr. Timothy Studstill introduced June Melton with Pilgrim Productions who was present to record the singing and make it available online at http://www.pilgrimproduction.net/.

Leaders: Judge Donald Ross 225 (t? b?); Dr. Bill Reynolds 145 (t? b?); Bruce Coates 163 (t? b?); Neil Vaught 58; Bill Caldwell 178; Beverly Coates 66; Syd Caldwell 560; Tim Reynolds 492; Cheryl Foreman 532; H.P. O’Mary 408; Owen Ross 179; Terre Schill 218; Diane Ross 455; Sarah Huckaby 171; Baron Powers 85; Ryan Ross 36t; Billy Huckaby 34 (t? b?); Reed Coates 475; Father Ronald Baker 148; Jerry Ryan 345 (t? b?); Emmie Morris 142; Dr. Timothy Studstill 72b.

RECESS

Dr. Timothy Studstill opened the second session by introducing Dr. J. Stanley Moore, Acting Dean of the School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After a few welcoming remarks, Dr. J. Stanley Moore led 128.

Leaders: Esther Huckaby 270; John Morris 275b; Jeff Corbett 147t; Judge Donald Ross 183; Bruce Coates 86; Neil Vaught 47b; Bill Caldwell 480; Beverly Coates 546; Syd Caldwell 472; Dr. Bill Reynolds, Tim Reynolds, and Kurt Reynolds 45t; Cheryl Foreman 503; H.P. O’Mary 335; Tim Reynolds 278t; Owen Ross 273; Terre Schill 225b; Russell Farnell 178; Diane Ross 350. Dr. James Stanley Moore offered prayer.

LUNCH

Dr. Timothy Studstill opened the afternoon session leading song on page 159. Leaders: Billy Huckaby 217; Sarah Huckaby 196; Baron Powers 268; Reed Coates 182; Father Ronald Baker 569b; Jerry Ryan 345b; Abbie Heron 31t; Ryan Ross 434; Emmie Morris 454; Tim Reynolds 481; John Morris 32b; Jeff Corbett 354b; Judge Donald Ross 198; Bruce Coates 73b; Neil Vaught 127; Bill Caldwell 344; Beverly Coates 331; Syd Caldwell 549; Cheryl Foreman 430; H.P. O’Mary 146; Owen Ross 220; Terre Schill 383; Diane Ross 543; Dr. Timothy Studstill 311; Sarah Huckaby 319; Baron Powers 119; Reed Coates 110; Father Ronald Baker 84; Billy Huckaby 421; Jerry Ryan 343b; Abbie Heron 172; Ryan Ross 298; Emmie Morris 542; John Morris 491; Judge Donald Ross 224 (request); Shannon Seyler 388 (request); Syd Caldwell 112 (request); Terre Schill 436 (request).

Dr. Timothy Studstill closed by leading the third stanza of 45t as the benediction.

An invitation was extended for all to attend the twentieth annual session next year, January 31, 2004.

Chairman—Dr. Timothy Studstill; Secretaries—Katrina Elsea and Michelle Lyons.