The 7th Annual Camp DoReMi—2013

Wildacres Retreat
Little Switzerland, McDowell County, North Carolina

Thursday, August 8, 2013 to Sunday, August 11, 2013

The 7th Annual session of Camp DoReMi was held at Wild Acres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC, from August 8th through August 11th. 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: Bill Hogan (Wetumpka, AL), Billy Hollingsworth (Ila, GA), Robert Kelley (Greenwood, SC), Eddie Mash (Knoxville, TN), Shannon Primm (Athens, GA), John Plunkett (Tucker, GA), Nathan Rees (Knoxville, TN), Jonathon Smith (Champaign, IL), Jane Spencer (Chimney Rock, NC), and Michael Walker (London, UK).

Thursday, August 8th

After registration and dinner, Eddie Mash led an Introduction to Shape Note Singing for Beginners using the Aikin shapes. The Thursday night singing was held from The Christian Harmony and the New Harp of Columbia.

Thursday night singing

The Christian Harmony
Chair—Jonathon Smith 70t. Opening prayer was offered by Eddie Mash.
Leaders: Jeff Farr 191; Nancy Hogan 268; Eddie Mash 258; Jane Spencer 61t; John Plunkett 67b; Nathan Rees 232; Leslie Booher 138; Erin Johnson-Hill 7b; Dorothy Lane 171; Bill Hogan 149; Bill Hollingsworth 490; Anna Stoerch 228; Mary Ellen Schrock 180; John Hollingsworth 214; Michael Walker 307; Mike Richards 72t; Michael Spencer 493b; Jonathan Wood 60; Mary Baumeister and Mitch Barros 546b; Thom Fahrbach 65.


New Harp of Columbia
Jeff Farr 83; Judy Mincey 68t; Shannon Primm and Jane Spencer 129t; Robert Stoddard 124; Elizabeth Stoddard 36b; Robert Kelley 113t; Robin Goddard 74; Jonathon Smith 32; Eddie Mash 162; Jane Spencer 181b; John Plunkett 27b; Nathan Rees 72t; Leslie Booher 39t; Michael Walker 67t; Jonathan Wood 26; Mary Baumeister and Kitty Reusch 147b; Jonathon Smith 11; Closing Prayer Eddie Mash.
Officers: Jonathon Smith—Chair; Jane Spencer—Arranging; Nancy Hogan—Secretary.

Friday, August 9th

The day began with a singing from The Lloyd's Hymn Book facilitated by Bill Hogan. Selections used during the session were 206, 2, 4, 6, 151, 152, 209 and 208.

Other classes offered during the day were:
Rudiments I (Eddie Mash),
Rudiments II (Nathan Rees),
Beating Time (Jane Spencer),
Organizing a Singing (Shannon Primm),
Challenging Songs of The Christian Harmony (Robert Kelley),
The Musical Stylings of O.A. Parris (Billy Hollingsworth),
Keying Songs (John Plunkett),
Leading a Song (Eddie Mash),
The Musical Stylings of William Hauser (John Plunkett),
How to Grow a Local Singing (Michael Walker) and
Exploring the New Harp of Columbia (Jonathon Smith).

Friday night singing
The evening singing started with the New Harp of Columbia followed by The Christian Harmony. Officers were appointed for the evening.
New Harp of Columbia
Chair—Anna Stoerch 12. Opening prayer was given by John Kilgo.
Leaders: Chris Wilhelm 39b; Mary Ellen Schrock 74, with Robin Goddard; Mike Richards 133b; Nathan Rees and David Wilson 35; Kathleen Mavournin 117; Robin Goddard 115; Jonathon Smith 111; Bob Richmond 30; Elizabeth Stoddard 114b; Jeff Farr A168; Judy Mincey 144; Michael Walker 15; Jonathan Wood and Emily Wood 129t; Mary Baumeister 52t; Thom Fahrbach A184b; Cora Sweatt 99; John Plunkett A21; Robert Stoddard 122; Bill Hogan 180; Leslie Booher 104t; Eddie Mash A74.


The Christian Harmony
Chris Wilhelm 281b; Robert Kelley 496t; Shannon Primm 172; Jane Spencer 133; Erin Johnson-Hill 109; Heather Ikeler 424; Dorothy Lane 327; Bradley Knoke 81t; Bill Hollingsworth 369; Sister Susan Dickey 323; Michael Spencer 163b; Nancy Hogan 189; Sudie King 204t; Emily Wood and Jonathan Wood 210t; John Hollingsworth 342; Mary Ellen Schrock 184; Bill Hogan 50; Leslie Booher 436b; Jonathan Wood 548. Announcements were made. Anna Stoerch led 53 and the closing prayer was offered by John Kilgo.
Officers: Anna Stoerch—Chair; Mike Richards and Jane Spencer—Arranging; Mary Ellen Schrock—Secretary.

Saturday, August 10th

The day began with singing from The Lloyd's Hymn Book facilitated by Bill Hogan. Some of the selections offered during this session were 333, 38, 236, 121 and 199.

Classes offered during the day were:
Rudiments I (Jane Spencer),
Rudiments II (Jonathon Smith),
History Lesson (John Plunkett),
Keying Songs (Bill Hogan),
Challenging Song of New Harp (Robert Kelley),
Leading Songs (Nathan Rees),
Shape Note Line Dance (Bill Hogan).
Other class offerings for the day included:
How to Recognize a Christian Harmony Song (Robert Kelley),
Primitive Baptist Worship Music (Michael Walker) and
Organizing a Singing (Shannon Primm).

Saturday night singing
The Saturday night singing began with The Christian Harmony and concluded with New Harp of Columbia.
The Christian Harmony
Chair, JoAnn Love opened the evening by leading 70t. Prayer was offered by Eddie Mash.
Leaders: Nathan Rees 54; Linda Krieger and Elizabeth Stoddard 88; Mike Richards 64; Cora Sweatt 89; David Wilson 142; Heather Ikeler 299; Judy Mincey 51; Sister Susan Dickey 338t; Terry Ryan 21; Elizabeth Stoddard 246; Nancy Hogan 111b; Robert Stoddard 208b; Erin Johnson-Hill 433; Michael Spencer 401b; Bill Hogan 197; Michael Walker 275; Anna Stoerch 255; Thom Fahrbach 332; Bill Hollingsworth 455b; Chris Wilhelm 333, for Tim Aldrich and Diane Eskenasy.


Singing continued from The Christian Harmony with Nathan Rees leading 93. Leaders: John Hollingsworth 82; Bradley Knoke 353; Anya Skibbie 78b; John Plunkett 534; Robert Kelley 533.
New Harp of Columbia
Eddie Mash leading 186 followed by Bob Richmond 109; David Wilson 35; Terry Ryan 18; Kitty Reusch 31; Robin Goddard 114t; Shannon Primm 134; Announcements were made. Closing song was 95, which was led by the officers. John Hollingsworth closed the singing with prayer.
Officers: JoAnn Love—Chair; Shannon Primm and Nathan Rees—Arranging; Linda Krieger—Secretary.

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 Bill Hogan, Dorothy Lane and Laurie Fisher.

Sunday, August 11th

The closing day of camp began with a singing from The Lloyd's Hymn Book. Some of the selections used during the session were 329, 328, 288, 305, 161, 177, 382, 384, 275, 138, 209 and 208.

Following breakfast, as a closing to camp, John Plunkett led a singing from The Georgian Harmony.

Camp DoReMi officers: Chair—Jane Spencer; Vice Chair—Eddie Mash; Singing Coordinator—Shannon Primm; Secretary—Nancy Hogan.

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