Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

Find in all years, or only checked years:




Or, view 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 or all years.

Song use statistics are also available.


Calhoun County Convention

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Bruce, Mississippi

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The 142nd annual session of the Calhoun County Musical Association convened at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Bruce, Mississippi. Henry McGuire called the class to order leading 548t (WB). Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Henry McGuire 100; Warren Steel 39t, 211; Earl Ballinger 403, 402; Jim Aaron 47b, 448t; John Van Horn 166, 168; Bentley Rose 354b, 282; Robert Earl Alexander 274t, 80b; Will McGuire 103, 486t (WB); Arlon Gardner 455, 454; Mike Hankins 59, 527; Loretta Whitman 77t, 81t.

RECESS

Earl Ballinger called the class together leading 50b and 56t. Leaders: Drew McGuire 283, 329; Linda Booth 361, 489; Andy Davis 436, 383; Regina Derstine 284, 89; Tom Booth 499, 285t; Carolyn Thompson 208, 228; Chris Ballinger 44, 76b; Amber Davis 396; Mark Davis 95, 472; John Van Horn 171.

LUNCH

After a plentiful and delicious lunch, Henry McGuire restored order and led 492 (WB). Leaders: Charlie McGuire 434, 426t (WB); Darlene Reynolds 511 (WB), 145t; Curtis Gregory 119, 40; Louise Yeager 480, 143; Kim Funderburk 154, 198; Drew McGuire 192, 195; Lisa Geist 528, 273; Warren Steel 320 (by request).

In a business session, Drew McGuire was elected as President, and Warren Steel was elected Secretary-Treasurer. The president appointed the Executive Committee: Mark Davis (Chairman), Warren Steel, and Henry McGuire. He then appointed delegates to the Mississippi State Convention. The Executive Committee reported that the Association agreed to meet again at Bethel in 2020 with a start time of 10:00 a.m.; monies were collected for the day, to be dispersed as directed by the Executive Committee. The business session was closed.

Warren Steel led 519 (WB) in memory of Mary Chrestman. Leaders: Carolyn Thompson 535; Tom Booth 56b; Chris Ballinger 84; Amber Davis 300; Lisa Geist 540; Drew McGuire 457 (by request). Following announcements, the day of singing was closed by President Drew McGuire leading 46 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the convention with prayer.

President—Drew McGuire; Secretary-Treasurer—Warren Steel