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Oxford City Hall

Oxford, Mississippi

March 9, 1997

The seventeenth annual Sacred Harp singing at Oxford City Hall was called to order by Warren Steel leading songs on pages 48t and 126. Mark Davis led the morning prayer. Mark Tew led songs on pages 108b and 36b.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Tew; Secretary—Anne Steel; Arranging Committee—Mark Davis and Elmer Conwill.

Leaders: Anne Steel 318, 107; Mel Kersey 47b, 47t; John Van Horn 209, 306; Lisa Davis 217, 528; Regina Glass 117, 201; Bob Cook 46, 457; Cecil Sanders 475, 225t; Gene Wakefield 56t, 57; Chris Bell 384, 546.

RECESS

Warren Steel called the class together leading song on page 392. Leaders: Travis Keeton 388, 179; Lena Wakefield 371, 498; John Hyde 63, 73t; Ila V. Ingle 500, 530; Mae Conwill 358, 294; Josie Hyde 269, 434; Margaret Keeton 276, 29t; Keterina Sanders 454, 460.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Mark Davis leading song on page 122. Leaders: Elmer Conwill 411, 396; Dorothea McCowan 344, 304; Ann Ballard 100, 512; Ron Nurnberg 339, 335.

Warren Steel led song on page 338 in memory of singers deceased since last year, including Tom Harper, Lola Roberson, Halie Armstrong, and Janice Nelson.

Leaders: Hugh Bill McGuire 133, 200; Nellie Davis 45t, 119; Clarice Thompson and Becky Morgan 61; Mark Tew 406; Mark Davis 189; Gene Wakefield 136; Chris Bell 30t; Lena Wakefield 124; John Hyde 297; Ila V. Ingle 112; Josie Hyde 234; Elmer Conwill 101t; Dorothea McCowan 196; Ann Ballard 284; Mel Kersey 503; John Van Horn 236; Nan Johnson 40; Dustin McCowan 30t; Kurt Davis 345t.

Following announcements, Warren Steel led the closing song on page 69t, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Hugh Bill McGuire.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Tew; Secretary—Anne Steel.