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Savannah Singing

Faith Primitive Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia

Saturday, October 7, 2006

The second annual Savannah Singing was held at Faith Primitive Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday before the second Sunday in October. Gene Pinion offered the opening prayer and introduced David Lee of Hoboken, Georgia, who gave a one hour introduction to Sacred Harp music. He taught the rudiments of the music and spoke of the importance of carrying on the tradition.


The class was called back together by Gene Pinion who led 49t. Clarke Lee offered the opening prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected to serve: Chairman—Gene Pinion; Vice Chairman—Frank DeBolt; Chaplain—Clarke Lee; Secretary—Nancy Wheless; Arranging—Ted Eldridge.

Leaders: Gene Pinion 47t; Frank DeBolt 569b; Nancy Wheless 82t; Ted Eldridge 49b; Nancy Gerard 229; Clarke Lee 34b; April Dell 31t; Kathy Lee 48t; Nancy Wheless 178; T. Lowell Roberts 86; David Lee 501; Gene Pinion 186; Mary Elizabeth Lee 452.


The class resumed singing with Gene Pinion leading 300. Leaders: Kathleen McClellan 73b, 457; Clarke Lee 503; Trevor East 361; Riley Lee 160b; Lucille Gunnels 143; Donna Smith 282; Nancy Gerard 278t; Frank DeBolt 63; Betty Chamlee 65; April Dell 47b; Kathy Lee 354b; Nancy Wheless 146; Gene Pinion 347. Clarke Lee returned thanks for the noon meal.


The class resumed singing from the Cooper Book with David Lee leading 68b. Leaders: Gene Pinion 99; Clarke Lee 263; Trevor East 486; Riley Lee 106; Frank DeBolt 107t; Betty Chamlee 500; Nancy Wheless 155; T. Lowell Roberts 438b; Gene Pinion 511t; David Lee 511b; Clarke Lee 563 (?); Trevor East 95; Kathleen McClellan 488b; Frank DeBolt 505; Betty Chamlee 557 (?); T. Lowell Roberts 367; Nancy Gerard 229; Ted Eldridge 38t; David Lee 466; Clarke Lee 463; Trevor East 319; Riley Lee 40; Frank DeBolt 60; Betty Chamlee 290; Lucille Gunnels 218; T. Lowell Roberts 59; Clarke Lee 132.

Following announcements, Gene Pinion led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Clarke Lee, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Gene Pinion; Vice Chairman—Frank DeBolt; Secretary—Nancy Wheless.