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Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Convention,
Fall Session

Waldorf School, Austin, Texas

October 30-31, 2010

Saturday, October 30

The Fall Session of the Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Convention was opened by Tom Owen leading 511b. The opening prayer was offered by Billy Huckaby. Song selections are from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Tom Owen; Vice Chairman—Gary Rogan; Co-Secretaries—Bruce Coates and Beverly Coates.

Leaders: Tom Owen 179; Gary Rogan 384; Beverly Coates 36b; Bruce Coates 336t; Rich Lee 69; Janie Short 464; Silas Huckaby 388; Kristie Powell 133; Robert Vaughn 32b; Jackson Owen 401; Scott McCown 122; Billy Huckaby 268t; Ron Ryan 503; Thom Fahrbach 286; Curtis Owen 558; Dominique Vyborny 54t; Riley Owen 572; Chris Nicholson 507b; Rebecca Edwards 443b; Vickie Cook 49t; Cornelia Stanton 171; Reed Coates 444t; Tamara Harris 378b.


Tom Owen brought the class together leading 345. Leaders: Tollie Lee 569; Diane Ross 300; Alexa Gilmore 283t; Jeb Owen 299; Cassie Allen 242; Mike Hinton 78; Paul Wilson 38t; Katie Mahoney 105b; Sarah Huckaby 98; Bill Bailey 63; Catherine Rogan 434; Jessica Garris 370; Don Ross 539; Michele Rogan 522; Linda Booker 199; Vivian Rogan 463; Evelyn Lamb 198; Amanda Bowles 68t; Liz Owen 335; Scott Curran 470; Greg Bowles 293b; Gaylon Powell 524; Lindsey Wiggins 102; Rich Lee 176b; Kristie Powell 138t; Silas Huckaby 146. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Gary Rogan.


Gary Rogan led 100 to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Ramona Aarsvold 270; Riley Owen 274t; Robert Vaughn 477; Scott McCown 99; Kyle Hearn 192; Becca Short 563; Janie Short 559; Billy Huckaby 567; Tammy Powell 183; Ron Ryan 387; Thom Fahrbach 380t; Curtis Owen 442t; Chris Nicholson 95b; Rebecca Edwards 86; Kris Wiggins 163t; Vickie Cook 72; Cornelia Stanton 229; Priscilla Wiggins 87; Tamara Harris 125; Tollie Lee 568; Reed Coates 67.


Bruce Coates and Beverly Coates brought the class together leading 330t. Leaders: Diane Ross 358; Paul Wilson 68b; Dr. Gayle Avant 162; Don Ross 466; Vivian Rogan 239; Cassie Allen 518; Mike Hinton 400; Evelyn Lamb 191; Jeb Owen 515; Sarah Huckaby 210; Catherine Rogan 53; Liz Owen 142; Michele Rogan 196; Katie Mahoney 48t; Scott Curran 217.

Tom Owen led 527 as the closing song, and the singing was dismissed with prayer offered by Mike Hinton.

Sunday, October 31

The Sunday session of the Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Convention was brought to order by Tom Owen leading 131b and 60. The opening prayer was offered by Elder Sonny Huckaby.

Leaders: Gary Rogan 155; Bruce Coates 422b (for Doris Hanks, who is in the hospital); Beverly Coates 356; Bill Bailey 277; Zach Rogan 49b; Gaylon Powell 272; Dan Velleman 31t; Sonny Huckaby 558; Wayne Wolf 63; Silas Huckaby 388; Lindsey Wiggins 38t; Jackson Owen 401; Paul Wilson 264b; Alexa Gilmore 29b; Riley Owen 278b; Crystal Meadows 30b; Thom Fahrbach 315; Scott Curran 553b; Catherine Rogan 182; Cassie Allen 355; Tammie Powell 395b (for her mother, Charlotte Powell, who is in the hospital); Rebecca Edwards 205; Tollie Lee 64; Jacob Garcia 159.


The singing was continued with Tom Owen leading 101t. Leaders: Michele Rogan 39; Tamara Harris 411; Liz Owen 288; Cornelia Stanton 96; Don Ross 541; Mike Hinton 544; Diane Ross 489; Evelyn Lamb 297; Kris Wiggins 484; Robert Vaughn 95t; Jeb Owen 53; Katie Mahoney 193; Greg Bowles 300; Vickie Cook 282; Sarah Huckaby 543; Vivian Rogan 47b.

Scott Curran began the memorial lesson by remembering a Texas composer, Morris Nowlin, who recently passed away. In remembrance, he sang 133, composed by Brother Nowlin. Scott then read the following names of the sick and homebound: Doris Hanks, Charlotte Powell, Susan Kerr, Rick Foreman, Carol Harris, Lonnie Rogers, Burl Russell, Bobby Evans, Bob Meek, and Leland Owen. Katy Mahoney led 275b in remembrance of the sick and homebound.

Scott then read the following names of those who have passed away during the year: Morris Nowlin, Margie Russell, Linda Henthorn, Myra Palmer, Ada Fisher, and Thomas Smith—Texas; Milton Wilson—British Columbia; George Seiler—New York; Billy Williams, Japeth Jackson, and Milton Oliver—Alabama; Cindy Kissee—Minnesota. Alexa Gilmore led 35 in memory of those who have passed away, but who left a legacy of singing in their respective areas. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer by Elder Sonny Huckaby.

Leaders: Priscilla Wiggins 45t; Reed Coates 76b; Amanda Bowles 120; Kristie Powell 132; Ron Ryan 174; Jessica Garris 106; Billy Huckaby 331b. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Don Ross.


The class was brought back together by Gary Rogan leading 176t. Leaders: Janie Short 505; Zach Rogan 299; Sonny Huckaby 450; Wayne Wolf 128; Leon Ballinger 507b; Cornelia Stanton 573; Tamara Harris 222; Jacob Garcia 183; Tollie Lee 319; Rebecca Edwards 402; Thom Fahrbach 296; Paul Wilson 144; Lindsey Wiggins 189; Robert Vaughn 55; Priscilla Wiggins 70t; Crystal Meadows 240; Liz Owen 213; Mike Hinton 478; Catherine Rogan 200; Evelyn Lamb 91; Kris Wiggins 235; Reed Coates 137. Announcements were made.

Leaders: Ron Ryan 430; Michele Rogan 186; Jeb Owen 465; Greg Bowles 73t; Sarah Huckaby 383; Vivian Rogan 140; Amanda Bowles 464; Billy Huckaby 400; Bill Bailey 148; Kristie Powell 203.

Tom Owen extended thanks to the Austin singers for hosting the singing, and to all who brought food. He and the other officers led 69, and the singing was closed with prayer.

Chairman—Tom Owen; Vice Chairman—Gary Rogan; Co-Secretaries—Bruce Coates and Beverly Coates