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Oxford Singing

University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The 31st annual Oxford Sacred Harp Singing was held in the choral room of the Music Building at the University of Mississippi campus, Oxford, Mississippi, on the second Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Warren Steel leading 48t. He welcomed everyone, and led 138b. The opening prayer was offered by Mark Davis.

Mark Davis led 123t and 101t. The class entered into a business session, and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Davis; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Carolyn Thompson.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 49t, 182; Travis Keeton 179, 112; Darlene Reynolds 490, 569b; Chuck Howell 373, 49b; Hannah Tate 436, 542; Daly Evans and Caroline Walker 87, 424; Julie Heeren 278t, 430; Hugh Bill McGuire 215; Dana Williams and Jacie Williams 354b; Jan Murray 457, 275t; Bea Carnathan 205, 472; Tom George 476, 435.

RECESS

Warren Steel led 411 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Linda Thomas 345b, 131b; Jesse McClendon 358, 39t; Lela Crowder 306, 39b; Vickie Neyman 30t; Angela Myers 128, 350; Gravis Ballinger 77t; John Wall 142, 38b; Dennis George 229, 543; Cheyenne Ivey 31t, 176b; Elene Stovall 216, 534; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 391; Mark Tew 183. Mary Amelia Taylor offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Henry Guthery leading 189. Leaders: Sister Susan Dickey 117, 59; Danny Creel 383, 222; John Van Horn 163t, 300; Larry Ballinger 428, 540; Bobby Neyman 479, 178; Steve Adams and Carolyn Thompson 309, 378t; Ken Tate 201, 220 (for Josie Hyde); John Plunkett 50t, 308; Mary Amelia Taylor 73t, 497; Andrew Farris 66, 120; Adonis Neyman 45t, 68b; Dameron Neyman 72b; Brenda Chafin Merritt 336, 192; Chris Ballinger 44, 122; Jeff Corbett 546, 565; Chiquita Walls 388, 167; Janet Jenkins 268, 269; Henry McGuire 280, 532; Xaris Martinez 121, 283; Charlie Gates 85; Ross Brand, Edward Malloy, and Amanda Malloy 203, 376; Carolyn Thompson 440, 442.

Following announcements, Warren Steel, Mark Davis, and Judy Caudle led 235 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by John Plunkett, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Davis; Secretary—Judy Caudle