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Baylor University Sacred Harp Singing

George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The 16th annual Baylor Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Great Hall of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor University campus in Waco, Texas. Donald Ross gave a few introductory remarks about Sacred Harp, and taught a singing school prior to the start of singing. Donald Ross then called the class together leading 59. Russell Farnell offered the opening prayer. The following officers were appointed: Chairman—Dr. David Music; Secretary—Cheryl Foreman.

Leaders: Cheryl Foreman 492; Rick Foreman 63; Kristie Powell 65; Reed Coates and Abel Coates 82t; Kate Agnew 277; Jerry Ryan 274t; Tammy Powell 142; Dr. Gayle Avant 503; Beverly Coates 171; Patrick Friesen 57; Gaylon Powell 385b; Russell Farnell 178; Dr. Randall Bradley and students 85; Ellen Ray 426t; Bruce Coates and students 34b; Robert Vaughn 569b; Russell Farnell 146.


Donald Ross brought the class back to order leading 76b. Leaders: Dr. Randall Bradley and Troy McDonald 87; Cheryl Foreman 344; Matt Arnold 81t; Rick Foreman 448t; Eric Amouzou and Stephanie Barrick 354b; Kristie Powell 203; Zane Freemyer 72b; Reed Coates and Abel Coates 448b; Kendall Walling 135; Kate Agnew 110; Brennon McFarlane 312b; Jerry Ryan 490; Tammy Powell 163b; Dr. Gayle Avant 56t; Beverly Coates and Reed Coates 153; Patrick Friesen 227; Gaylon Powell 223. Matthew Davis led grace prior to the meal.


Dr. David Music brought the class back to order leading 99. Leaders: Bruce Coates 66; Ellen Ray 30b; Jesse Latimer 455; Robert Vaughn 162; Donald Ross 69t (in memory of Billy Mack Patteson); Kristie Powell 430; Kate Agnew 168; Beverly Coates 354t; Patrick Friesen 326; Gaylon Powell 272; Jesse Latimer 551; Bruce Coates 147t; Ellen Ray 106; Robert Vaughn 567; Cheryl Foreman 472; Rick Foreman 107; Donald Ross 350; Kristie Powell 86; Kate Agnew 384; Jerry Ryan 345t; Tammy Powell 565; Beverly Coates 318; Patrick Friesen 323t; Gaylon Powell 36t; Jesse Latimer 319.

Announcements were made, and the class was dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—Dr. David Music; Secretary—Cheryl Foreman