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The Inaugural Piccolo Spoleto Singing

Gage Hall, Charleston, South Carolina

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Prior to the singing, Robert Kelley provided an introduction to Sacred Harp music and its traditions to an interested group of listeners.

After a brief recess, Michael Walker called the class to order leading 45t. Buck Lea offered the opening prayer. Michael welcomed all the singers and listeners, and then led 213t.

Leaders: Tom Ivey 101t, 47b; Shannon Primm 34b, 39t; Buck Lea 287, 300; John Plunkett 81t, 53; Kelly Morris 147t, 159; Gene Pinion 47t, 434; Kathy Thom 63, 146; Dave Gardiner 128, 122; Charles Woods 547.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Michael Walker; Vice Chairman—Tom Ivey; Chaplain—Buck Lea; Arranging Committee—John Plunkett; Secretary—Shannon Primm.

RECESS

Tom Ivey brought the class back together leading 59. Leaders: Agnes Roberts 143, 358; Ellen Lea 496, 442; Terri Jowers 457; Dan Huger 209, 99; John Gentry 503, 312b; Liz Ringus 40, 49t; Michael Spencer 335, 207; Jonathon Smith 129, 186; Sharon Strong 89, 466; Joyce Heath 72b, 318; Frank DeBolt 452, 569b. Buck Lea returned thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Michael Walker called the class back to order by leading 145t. Leaders: Nathan Rees 48t, 273; Danny Arms 200, 313t; Jane Spencer 33b, 500; Dean Jens 377, 131t; Robert Kelley 52b, 163t; Frances Carnell 66, 192; Rachel Speer 417, 228; Leon Carnell 163b, 268; Neely Bruce 298, 189; Robert Stoddard 484, 168; Kathy Kaiser 384, 501; Nancy Wheelis 142.

RECESS

Tom Ivey called the class back to order leading 32t. Leaders: Shannon Primm 250; Charles Woods 79; Buck Lea 551; Agnes Roberts 186; Gene Pinion 334; Dan Huger 344; Ellen Lea 347; Rachel Speer and Sandra Whittle 282; Dean Jens 277; Robert Stoddard 387; Danny Arms 392; Nathan Rees 152; Robert Kelley 204; Jane Spencer and Mike Spencer 382; Frances Carnell and Leon Carnell 183; Frank DeBolt 515; Jonathon Smith 77t; John Gentry 117; Neely Bruce 380.

Following announcements, Michael Walker and Tom Ivey led 62 as the closing song. Buck Lea closed the session with prayer.

Chairman—Michael Walker; Vice Chairman—Tom Ivey; Secretary—Shannon Primm