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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ft. Worth, Texas

January 25, 1997

The thirteenth annual Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday, January 25, 1997 in Cowden Hall at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. This is the sixth year that the “1991 Revision of The Sacred Harp” has been used, and it was an excellent singing with 105 in attendance.

The morning session was called to order by Dr. David Music leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Gaylon Powell. After a cordial welcome to all singers and opening comments, Dr. David Music recognized Dr. Timothy Studstill as Chairman of the Arranging Committee, and Mrs. Mariah Humphries as Secretary.

The following leaders were called: Dr. William J. Reynolds 128; Judge Donald Ross 225 (t? b?); Barbara Moore 58; Kelly Beard 379; Floyd Screws 480; Sarah Coates 212; Leon Ballinger 217; Ernestine Pipkin 203; Byron Talbot 34b; Mary Bachmann 43; Michelle Rogan 142; Ray Barnett 294; Beverly Coates 318; A. A. Smith 67; Larry Wheat 81 (t? b?); Josh Rogan 215; Al Rogers 198; Kevin Powell 216; Stephen McMaster 347; Karel Wheat 312b; Diane Ross 543.

RECESS

Dr. David Music opened the second assembly by leading song on page 40. Leaders: Bruce Coates 535; Liz Rogan 148; Myrl Jones 430; Avon Miller 242; Sharon Stephenson 418; Vivian Rogan 49b; Janice Haworth 63; Myra Palmer 436; Gaylon Powell 383; Esther Huckaby 358; John Morris 475; Reed Coates 523b; Kelly Beard 163b; Stephen McMaster 373; Beverly Coates 448 (t? b?); Leon Ballinger 137. Judge Donald Ross concluded in prayer.

LUNCH

Dr. David Music opened the afternoon session by leading song on page 155. Leaders: Barbara Moore 189; Janice Haworth 73b; Judge Donald Ross 507; Floyd Screws 340; Sarah Coates 454; Ernestine Pipkin 276; Ray Barnett 408; Mary Bachmann 441; Emmie Morris 220; A. A. Smith 53; Larry Wheat 159; Al Rogers 569b; Diane Ross 497; Bruce Coates 387; Myrl Jones 300; Father Ronald Baker 360; Karel Wheat 168; Avon Miller 548; Sharon Stephenson 274 (t? b?); Myra Palmer 273; Gaylon Powell 236; John Morris 455. David Music presented announcements. Leaders: Leon Ballinger 84; Stephen McMaster 28b; Liz Rogan 280; Byron Talbot 59; Kelly Beard 267; Beverly Coates 313b; David Howell 312b; Gaylon Powell 143.

Dr. William Reynolds led song on page 45t as the final song then closed the session with prayer.

The 1998 Sacred Harp Singing at Southwestern Seminary was announced for January 31, 1998.

Chairman—Dr. David Music; Secretary—Mrs. Mariah Humphries.