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Alabama Collegiate Singing

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The 19th annual session of the Alabama Collegiate Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Student Center of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel on the campus of the University of Alabama on Saturday before the third Sunday in February. Nikos Pappas welcomed the class, and led 49b. Frank Cornett offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Scott Ivey 33b; Judy Chambless 37b; Jim Aaron 47b; Robert Chambless 225t; Jennifer Sheppard 227; Jack Pate 569b; Zilpha Cornett 535; Carolyn Thompson 442; Eugene Forbes 203; Lisa Geist 528; Hubert Nall 313t; Nate Green and Norma Green 113; Nicholas Thompson 422; Rodney Ivey 432; Mike Hankins 168; Leslie Sheppard 268; Bea Aaron 456; Reba Windom 176b; Buell Cobb 177; Larry Ballinger 112.


Nikos Pappas brought the class back to order by leading 354b. The Sacred Harp Publishing Company presented a plaque honoring Toney and Lavoy Smith for their devotion and service to Sacred Harp music.

Leaders: David Ivey 278t (in memory of Toney and Lavoy Smith); Loyd Ivey 340; Warren Steel 444; Hayden Arp 342; Lilly Underwood 29t; Lomax Ballinger 277; Sandy Ivey 31t; Linda Booth 273; Isaac Green 242; Elizabeth Gentry 496; Brenda Chafin 272; Judy Caudle 434; Susan Cherones 300; Arlon Gardner 481; Wanda Capps 383; Linda Sides 276; Shane Wootten 156; Angela Myers 498; David Ivey 98; Lucy Heidorn 155; Jane Doughty and Carole Fleming 75; Lisa Geist, Larry Ballinger, and Lomax Ballinger 472; Scott Ivey and Sandy Ivey 201; Loyd Ivey, Rodney Ivey, and David Ivey 470; Hayden Arp and Isaac Green 123t; Judy Caudle and Nicholas Thompson 192; David Ivey, Zilpha Cornett, and Wanda Capps 178; Buell Cobb and Warren Steel 131t; Nikos Pappas 294. Frank Cornett offered the thanksgiving prayer before the noon meal.


Stephen Smith brought the class back to order by leading 58. A business session was held and the following officers were elected or re-elected: Chairman—Scott Ivey; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Stephen Smith.

The class resumed singing with Tony Ivey leading 139. Leaders: Judy Chambless and Robert Chambless 335; Lucy Heidorn and David Heidorn 146; Arlon Gardner, Shane Wootten, and Tony Ivey 131b; Jennifer Sheppard and Leslie Sheppard 457; Jane Doughty and Carole Fleming 480; Loyd Ivey and Lilly Underwood 454; Angela Myers and Reba Windom 542; Jack Pate and Hubert Nall 448t; Bea Aaron and Jim Aaron 503; Linda Booth, Linda Sides, and Brenda Chafin 215; Elizabeth Gentry, Susan Cherones, and Stephen Smith 564; Sharon DuPriest 318; Nate Green and Norma Green 63; Rodney Ivey and Hubert Nall 45t; Scott Ivey, Hayden Arp, Isaac Green, Nicholas Thompson, Elizabeth Gentry, and Lilly Underwood 138t, 436; Jim Aaron, Hubert Nall, Eugene Forbes, Lucy Heidorn, and Loyd Ivey 68b; Susan Cherones, Arlon Gardner, Pamela Minor, and Warren Steel 400.

Announcements were made. Nikos Pappas led 267 as the closing song. Frank Cornett offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Nikos Pappas; Vice Chairman—Scott Ivey; Secretary—Stephen Smith