The 6th Annual Camp DoReMi—2012

Wildacres Retreat
Little Switzerland, McDowell County, North Carolina

Thursday, August 9, 2012 to Sunday, August 12, 2012

The 6th Annual session of Camp DoReMi was held at Wild Acres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC from August 9th through August 12th. Books used during the singing school were The Christian Harmony, 2010 edition, New Harp of Columbia, Restored Edition, 2001, The Primitive Hymns: Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems (Lloyd's) and The Georgian Harmony, 2nd ed., 2012.

Instructors were Judy Caudle (Eva, AL), Bill Hogan (Wetumpka, AL), John Hollingsworth (Ila, GA), Robert Kelley (Greenwood, SC) , Tom Clay (Crozet, VA), John Plunkett (Tucker, GA), Shannon Primm (Athens, GA), Nathan Rees (Knoxville, TN), Jonathon Smith (Knoxville, TN), Jane Spencer (Bishop, GA) and Michael Walker (London, UK).

Thursday, August 9th

After registration, dinner, a presentation by Robert Kelly entitled "Harmonious Union: The Power of Making Music Together", and an introduction to shape note singing, the Thursday night singing was held from The Christian Harmony and the New Harp of Columbia.

Thursday night singing

Christian Harmony
Chair—Eddie Mash 61t; Opening prayer was offered by Bill Hogan; Jane Spencer 510b; Nancy Hogan 149; John Hollingsworth 250; Mary Baumeister 507t; Robert Kelley 410b; Mary Helen DuPree 51; Bill Hogan 50; Shannon Primm 421b; Bill Hollingsworth 336t; Judy Mincey 547; Jonathon Smith 155; Michael Spencer 334; Katy Kanfer 409b; Michael Walker 164.


New Harp of Columbia
Eddie Mash 65; Tina Becker 152; Jeff Farr A144; Ann Strange 162; Dan McCarter 144; Leslie Booher 39t; Claudia Dean 100; Bethany Towne A108; Rachel Wells Hall 122; Liz Meitzler 163; Robin Goddard 74; Lauren Bock 98; Al McCready 392 (CH10); Eddie Mash 546b (CH10); Closing Prayer was offered by Bill Hogan. Officers: Chair—Eddie Mash, Arranging—Jane Spencer, Secretary—Nancy Hogan.

Friday, August 10th

The day began with a singing from the Lloyd's Hymn Book facilitated by Bill Hogan.

Classes offered were:
Rudiments I (Jonathon Smith),
Rudiments II (Robert Kelley),
Leading Songs (Judy Caudle),
Keying Songs (Nathan Rees),
Camp Meeting Songs (Michael Walker),
Exploring the Christian Harmony (Michael Walker),
Advanced Leading (Bill Hogan),
Challenging Songs of The Christian Harmony (Nathan Rees),
Organizing a Singing (Shannon Primm),
History Lesson (John Plunkett),
and free time or A Walk with Tom Clay.

The free time offered campers a chance to sing selections from The Shenandoah Harmony, led by Rachel Wells Hall, as well as gospel selections.

The evening singing was held from the Christian Harmony. Officers were appointed during Shannon Primm's class, Organizing a Singing.

Friday night singing
Christian Harmony
Chair—Bethany Towne 26; Opening prayer was offered by Eddie Mash; Shannon Primm 67t; Tom Clay 490; Dan McCarter 55b; Leslie Booher 419t; Mary Helen DuPree and Chris Wilhelm 109; Pat Wilson 493t; Dorothy Lane 245; John Hollingsworth 261b; Alexander Garden 163t; Thom Fahrbach 138; Liz Meitzler 105t; Ken George 316; Jeff Farr 151; Mary Ellen Schrock 131.


Shannon Primm 46t; Nancy Hogan 305; Al McCready 343; Rachel Wells Hall 262; Robin Goddard and Nancy Hogan 184; Ann Strange 65; Jane Spencer 54; Claudia Dean 93; Katy Kanfer 299; Alexander Garden and Kelly Garden 338b; Judy Caudle 322; Robert Kelley 447; Michael Spencer 13; Angela Myers 121t; Lauren Bock and Eddie Mash 168b; Nathan Rees 100; Tina Becker 189; John Plunkett 133; Bill Hollingsworth 72t; Mary Baumeister 515; Bill Hogan 214; Judy Mincey 280; Jonathon Smith 438; Michael Walker 411; Bethany Towne 40t. John Hollingsworth offered the closing prayer.

Chair—Bethany Towne, Arranging—Mary Ellen Dupree, Secretary—Linda Krieger.

Saturday, August 11th

The day began with Bill Hogan facilitating a class from The Lloyd's Hymn Book.

During the day, campers were able to choose from the following classes:
Rudiments I (Jonathon Smith),
Rudiments II (Robert Kelley),
Advanced Leading (Judy Caudle),
Composers (John Plunkett),
Challenging Songs of New Harp of Columbia (Nathan Rees),
Keying Songs (Nathan Rees),
Leading Songs (Bill Hogan),
Beating Time (Jane Spencer),
Improving Your Sight Reading (John Hollingsworth),
Exploring The New Harp of Columbia (Jonathon Smith), and
Organizing a Singing (Shannon Primm).
Free time or a walk with Tom Clay was held after afternoon classes.

Officers were appointed following Shannon Primm's class, Organizing a Singing. The singing Saturday night was held using the New Harp of Columbia.

Saturday night singing
New Harp of Columbia
Chair—Claudia Dean 82; Jeff Farr offered the opening prayer; Ann Strange 99; Virginia Douglas 115; Liz Meitzler 129t; Dan McCarter 14; Shannon Primm 148; Mary Baumeister 76; Leslie Booher 178t; Bethany Towne 21t; Ken George 68; Jeff Farr 59t; Kathleen Mavournin 117; Al McCready 169; Rachel Wells Hall 17; Chris Wilhelm 63t; Eddie Mash 53t; Pat Wilson 53b; Jonathon Smith 74.


Vice Chair—Ann Strange 42; Robert Kelley 216; Katy Kanfer 90b; Lauren Bock 154; Thom Fahrbach 82; Jonathan Wood 25; Judy Caudle 108b; Michael Spencer 63b; Nathan Rees 66; Jane Spencer 134; John Plunkett 73t; Bill Hogan 124; Judy Mincey 121; Tina Becker 94; Robin Goddard 74; Announcements; Closing song 34t; The closing prayer was offered by Michael Spencer.

Chair—Claudia Dean, Vice Chair—Ann Strange, Arranging—Robin Goddard, Secretary—Mary Ellen Schrock, Coordinator.

Following the singing everyone enjoyed homemade ice-cream, a sing-a-long of old hymns, blue-grass, Irish ballads, and other favorites. Instrumentalists for the evening were Sarah Basker, Rachel Wells Hall, Bill Hogan, Dorothy Lane and Jonathon Smith.

Sunday, August 12th

Campers again opened the day using favorite selections from The Lloyd's Hymn Book facilitated by Bill Hogan.

As a closing to camp, John Plunkett led a singing from The Georgian Harmony.

Camp DoReMi Officers: Chair—Jane Spencer, Vice Chair—Eddie Mash, Secretary—Nancy Hogan.

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