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Marian Bush Memorial Singing

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California

Sunday, August 28, 2022

The 4th Marian Bush Memorial Singing was held outdoors at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on the fourth Sunday in August. The class met both in person and online via Zoom.

The class was called to order by Terry Moore leading 48t. Terry Moore offered the opening prayer. A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairpersons—Terry Moore and Anne Caswell; Secretary—Sue Lindner; Arranging Officer—Leigh Cooper; Treasurer—Paul Kostka; Online Technology—Paul Kostka.

Leaders: Terry Moore 49b; Leigh Cooper 225t; Sue Lindner 535; Paul Kostka 198; Jenny Solheim 168, 65; Sumie Arnold 178, 275t; Pat Coghlan 299; Gary Breitbard 183, 47t; Leah Coffin 348t, 547; Peter Ross 181; Jean Merritt 86; Mischa Skeeter 448t; Paul Kostka 528.

Peter Ross and Sue Lindner spoke about the life of Marian Bush, a longtime Sacred Harp singer in Palo Alto. Marian passed away in 2016 at the age of 99. Peter Ross led 82t in memory of Marian Bush.


The class was called back to order by Terry Moore leading 147t. Leaders: Terry Moore 209 (for Baba Herrick); Sue Lindner 142, 189; Jenny Solheim 274t, 276; Jean Merritt 228; Pat Coghlan 218; Leigh Cooper 318, 284; Leah Coffin 287, 448b (for Portland singers); Sumie Arnold 135; Mischa Skeeter 268; Peter Ross 99; Paul Kostka “Palo Alto” by D. Harper (for Peter Ross).


The class was called back to order by Leah Coffin leading 101t. Leaders: Leah Coffin 101b; Terry Moore 157, 193; Peter Ross 503; Mischa Skeeter 163b; Sue Lindner 192, 217; Pat Coghlan 542; Paul Kostka 148; Jean Merritt 344; Sumie Arnold 313b, 504; Leigh Cooper 454.

A business meeting was held. The Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Secretary reported that at least twenty-two singers attended either in person or online via Zoom, and fifty songs were led by twelve leaders. The Resolutions Committee (Sue Lindner and Terry Moore) offered thanks to all who made the singing possible, and resolved to convene again next year. Announcements were made.

Terry Moore led 347 as the closing song, and then offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Terry Moore and Anne Caswell; Secretary—Sue Lindner