Camp DoReMi - 2016

The 10th Annual session of Camp DoReMi was held at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC from August 11th through August 14th. Books used during the singing school were The Christian Harmony 2010 Edition, New Harp of Columbia. Additional singings offered to campers were from Lloyd's Primitive Hymns, Daily's Primitive Baptist Hymn & Tune Book, and the Georgian Harmony.

Officers for the camp were Jane Spencer - Director; Jonathon Smith - Assistant Director; Chris Wilhelm - Librarian

Instructors were Alison Brown (London, UK); Kevin Barrans (Seattle, WA); Thom Fahrbach (Portland, OR); Billy Hollingsworth (Ila, GA); Erin Johnson-Williams (London, UK); Robert Kelley (Greenwood, SC); John Plunkett (Tucker, GA); Jonathon Smith (Champaign, IL); Ian Quinn (New Haven, CT); and Michael Walker (London, UK).

Thursday, August 11th
Camp opened with Jane Spencer welcoming all those in attendance. Fifty-six campers registered, with participants from 12 states enrolled. The UK, Australia, Canada and Germany were also represented. Instructors gave a brief synopsis of the classes that were offered. Dave & Sherry Lovett, Resident Managers at Wildacres, welcomed everyone and gave a history of Wild Acres Retreat. After dinner, singing was held from The Christian Harmony and the New Harp of Columbia.

Thursday night singing
Officers were appointed for the evening:
Jonathon Smith - Chair; Jane Spencer - Arranging; Chris Wilhelm - Secretary.

Christian Harmony session:
61t, North Carolina - Jonathon Smith; Prayer - John Plunkett; 208b, French Broad - Chris Wilhelm; 510b, Invitation - Jane Cannon; 13, Traveler's Hope - Mike Richards; 424, Nightingale - Mary Baumeister; 547, Higher Ground - Thom Fahrbach; 262, Collins - Carol Huang; 546b, Oak Grove - Leslie Booher; 180, The Sinless Summerland - David Wilson; 411, The Trumpeters - Ed Williams; 282, Friendship - Alison Brown; 318, The Martial Trumpet - Jeff Begley; 65b, The Golden Hill - Laura Hodges; 201, Mission - Calum Woods; 308, The Happy Time - Eli Snyder; 247, Oh! How Charming - Erin Johnston-Hill; 253, Is It Far? - Cornelia Stanton; 544, Life's Troubles - Eva Striebeck; 326, Royal Proclamation - Michael Walker; 310t, Our Journey Home - Michael Spencer; 166, What Can I Do? - Gwen Gethner


New Harp of Columbia session:
Singing resumed with lessons from The New Harp of Columbia:
65, Texas - Jonathon Smith; 94, Devizes - Judy Mincey; 126A, Tranquility - Claudia Dean; 107, Holy Manna, Eric Conrad; 74, Never Part Again - Robin Goddard; 33t, Ebenezer - Robert Kelley; 106, Overton - John Plunkett; 156, Cuba - Ian Quinn; 39b, St. Martins - Kathleen Mavournin; 125A, Cumberland - Kevin Beirne

The final lessons were from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Ed.
63b, Pardoning Love - Edmund Richardson; 327, The Christian's Hope - Angharad Davis; 168b, Sunrise - John Giles; 19, The Day of Days - Bill Hollingsworth, 76b, Night - Michael Walker Closing Prayer - John Plunkett

Chairman - Jonathon Smith; Secretary - Chris Wilhelm

Friday, August 12th
The day began with a singing from Daily's Primitive Baptist Hymn Book facilitated by Thom Fahrbach. Selections used during the class were: 41, 53, 170, 119, 54, 324, 263, 187, 440, 253, 255.

Classes offered during the morning were Rudiments I (Michael Walker), Improving Sight Reading and Challenging Songs (Erin Johnson-Williams), Song Book Repair (Alison Brown). Following lunch the following classes were offered: The Musical Million (John Plunkett), Dynamics in Singing (Robert Kelley), Primitive Baptist Hymns in 7 Shapes (Michael Walker), Leading a Song (Jonathon Smith), The Minor Songs (Billy Hollingsworth), and The Compositions of O.A. Parris (Ian Quinn).

Friday night singing
The evening singing started with The Christian Harmony followed by The New Harp of Columbia . Officers were appointed for the evening - Erin Johnson-Williams - Chair; Michael Walker - Arranging; Ed Johnson-Williams - Secretary; and Calum Woods - Chaplain.

Christian Harmony session:
Erin Johnson-Hill opened the singing with 105t, Tender Care. Song leaders and their songs: 380, Christian Song - Jonathan Wood; 535, Trial's Hour - John Plunkett; 409, Newingham - Billy Hollingsworth; 543, Chase High Road - Robert Kelley; 302, Shining Light - Carol Huang; 205, The Watchman's Call - Kevin Beirne; 364, Redemption - Abigail Beavin; 168b, Sunrise - Ian Quinn; 120, Home in the Sky - Betsy Jeronen; 111b, Judkins - Jon Giles; 105b, Hamburg, Vicki Hayes; 315, David's Victory - Edmund Richardson; 39, A Precious Stone - Angharad Davis; 172, The Grand Highway - Ed Johnson-Williams; 51, Lonsdale - Judy Mincey; 1, Weary Rest - Alison Brown; 131, Will You Meet Me? - Gwen Gethner; 50, Cranbrook - Eva Striebeck; 91, There is a Fountain - Laura Hodges;

New Harp of Columbia session:
Erin Johnson-Hill brought the class back to order with 26, Erin. Song leaders and their songs: 68, Paradise - Kathleen Mavournin; A69, Christmas - Jonathon Smith; 20b, Hebron - Robin Goddard; A76, Persia - Michael Walker; A114, Tennessee - Claudia Dean; 122, Ummer - Elina Snyder; A86, Bower - Mary Baumeister; 38, Bradley (for Bradley Knoke) - Thom Fahrbach; 22t, Missionary Chant - Leslie Booher; 30, Sion's Security - Calum Woods; 35, Ninety-Fifth - David Wilson.

Christian Harmony session:
322, Among That Band - Cornelia Stanton; 450b, Consolation - Eric Conrad; 336, Sweet Harmony - Mike Richards; 367, David's Lamentation - Nick Gattis; 329, Redeeming Grace - Jeff Begley; 410b, Kambia - Michael Spencer; 344, Morality - Will Peebles; 63t, Condescension - Kevin Barrans; 204t, What a Day - John Hollingsworth; 129t (NHC), Dublin - Jonathan Wood; 64, Youthful Blessings - Alison Brown; 272, Felecity - Nick Gattis; 228, Pass Me Not - Abigail Beavins; 432b, Fish Pond - Will Peebles.

Minutes by Ed Johnson-Williams

Saturday, August 13th began with a singing from Lloyd's Primitive Hymns facilitated by Kevin Barrans.

Classes offered during the morning were Rudiments II (Ian Quinn), Improving Sight Reading and Challenging Songs (Erin Johnson-Williams), Song Book Repair (Alison Brown). Following lunch the following classes were offered: The Musical Million (John Plunkett), Effective Pairing of Tunes and Text (Robert Kelley), Primitive Baptist Hymns in 7 Shapes (Michael Walker), Leading a Song (Jonathon Smith), The Minor Songs (Billy Hollingsworth), and The Compositions of O.A. Parris (Ian Quinn).

Saturday night singing
Officers were appointed for the evening - Jane Cannon - Chair; Eli Snyder - Arranging; Kevin Barrans - Secretary.

New Harp of Columbia session:
Jane Cannon opened the session with 81b. John Plunkett asked a blessing on the singing. Leaders and their songs: Jeff Begley 147; Judy Mincey 121; Robert Kelley 32; Erin Johnson-Williams 208; Claudia Dean 105; David Wilson & David Libbey 53b; Kevin Barrans 90b; Thom Fahrbach 74a; Mary Baumeister 216; Kevin Beirne 211; Robin Goddard 74; Kathleen Mavournin 117; Chris Wilhelm 28b; Ian Quinn 127; Ed Johnson-Williams 150; John Plunkett 70; Eric Conrad 18; Jonathon Smith 148;


Christian Harmony session:
Jane Cannon brought the class back to order with 41t. Song leaders and their songs: Eli Snyder and Andrew Windham 267; Dorothy Lane 249; Ginny Faust 359; Laura Hodges 135; Angharad Davis 109; Alison Brown 417b; Billy Hollingsworth 369; Vicki Hayes 171b; Jon Giles 170; Mike Richards 54; Pat Wilson 245; Gwen Gethner 258; Leslie Booher 507t; Calum Woods 81t; Betsy Jeronen 57; Carol Huang 161; John Hollingsworth 261b; Edmund Richardson 8; Mike Spencer 397b; Abigail Beavin 187b; Michael Walker 455b; Jane Cannon 548t. John Hollingsworth closed with prayer.

After the evening singing, there was an ice cream social followed by viewings of meteors and Brown Mountain Lights by the campfire. Some people stayed up very late.

Sunday Morning Singing, Georgian Harmony
Chairman - John Hollingsworth

John Hollingsworth opened the session with 227. Leaders and their songs: Billy Hollingsworth, 233; Thom Fahrbach, 95; Mary Baumeister, 128 (for Ed Smith); Kevin Barrans, 15; Judy Mincey, 151; Abigail Beavin, 12; Chris Wilhelm, 51; Jon Giles, 13; Michael Spencer, 208; Ashley Bowen, 22; Jeff Begley, 46; Michael Walker 136; Erin Johnson-Williams, 19; Eric Conrad, 18; Eli Snyder, 33; John Plunkett, 118 (for the Hansons); Ed Johnson-Williams, 94; Edmund Richardson, 58; Robert Kelley, 198; Angharad Davis, 234; Vicki Hayes, 153; Billy Hollingsworth, 206; Kevin Barrans, 203; Judy Mincey, 25; Michael Spencer, 43; Jon Giles, 204; Abigail Beavin, 2; Chris Wilhelm, 141; Michael Walker, 108; Erin Johnson-Williams, 64; Eric Conrad, 252; Ed Johnson-Williams, 65; Jeff Begley, 3; Robert Kelley, 176; Angharad Davis, 153; Vicki Hayes, 253; Edmund Richardson, 246; Mary Baumeister, 90 (for Shannon Primm).

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