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Piccolo Spoleto Singing

Gage Hall, Charleston, South Carolina

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The 6th annual Piccolo Spoleto Singing began with a brief introduction to Sacred Harp singing taught by Robert Kelley. Tom Ivey called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. by leading 101t. John Gentry offered the opening prayer. Michael Walker welcomed everyone, and led 36b.

Leaders: Kathy Thom 335; Jane Spencer 47t; Cleve Callison 276; Gene Pinion 228; Leslie Booher 141; Sharon Strong 222; Frank DeBolt 515; Dave Farmer 282; Agnes Roberts 358; John Gentry 163b; Joyce Heath 409; Andy Ditzler 479; Chandler Thigpen 318; Robin Bisson 28t; Judy Mincey 540; John Plunkett 354t; David Brodeur 31t; Ian Quinn 545; Michael Spencer 278t; Robert Kelley 523; Mike Richards 448t; Tom Ivey 163t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Tom Ivey; Vice Chairman—Michael Walker; Secretaries—Kathy Thom and Judy Mincey; Chaplain—John Gentry; Arranging Committee—Jane Cannon Spencer, David Brodeur, and Andy Ditzler.

RECESS

Michael Walker brought the class back to order by leading 96. Leaders: Carol Jules 551; Rob Dillon 159; Pamela Minor 84; Jenny Callison 146; Robin Betz 268; Kathy Thom 155; Jane Cannon Spencer 269; Gene Pinion 270; Leslie Booher 406; Sharon Strong 456; Frank DeBolt 503; Cleve Callison 236; Agnes Roberts 64; Dave Farmer 168; John Gentry 547; Joyce Heath 480; Robin Bisson 432; Andy Ditzler 117; Chandler Thigpen 154. John Gentry offered the blessing before dinner on the grounds.

LUNCH

Tom Ivey led 487 to bring the afternoon session to order. Leaders: Judy Mincey 464; Michael Walker 462, 475; Robin Bisson 186, 339; Michael Spencer 382, 205; Robert Kelley 197, 196; John Plunkett, Andreas Plunkett, and Navarro Plunkett 492, 52b; Joyce Heath 139, 171; Ian Quinn 310, 436; David Brodeur 446, 172; Jane Cannon Spencer 33b, 315; Mike Richards 300, 299; Sharon Strong 178; Tom Ivey 460.

RECESS

Michael Walker brought the class back to order by leading 122. Leaders: John Gentry 106; Cleve Callison 569b; Rob Dillon 457; Chandler Thigpen 496; Elizabeth Betz 25; Pamela Minor and Gill Minor 49b; Leslie Booher 101b; Frank DeBolt 323b; Dave Farmer 454; Andy Ditzler 28b; Dawn Stanford 30t; Jane Cannon Spencer 349; Ian Quinn 204; Robin Bisson 354t; Mike Richards 30b; Robert Kelley 206; Joyce Heath 453; Judy Mincey 474; Gene Pinion 455; Michael Spencer 308; Robin Betz 303.

After announcements, Tom Ivey led 472 as the closing song. John Gentry dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Tom Ivey; Vice Chairman—Michael Walker; Secretaries—Kathy Thom and Judy Mincey