The 8th Annual Camp DoReMi—2014

Wildacres Retreat
Little Switzerland, McDowell County, North Carolina

Thursday, August 7, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014

The 8th Annual session of Camp DoReMi was held at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC, from August 7th through August 10th. 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: Jeff Farr (Greeneville, TN), Bill Hogan (Wetumpka, AL), Billy Hollingsworth (Ila, GA), Katy Kanfer (Portland, OR), Robert Kelley (Greenwood, SC), Eddie Mash (Knoxville, TN), Shannon Primm (Athens, GA), John Plunkett (Tucker, GA), Jonathon Smith (Champaign, IL), Jane Spencer (Chimney Rock, NC), and Michael Walker (London, UK).

Thursday, August 7th

After registration and dinner, singing was held from The Christian Harmony and the New Harp of Columbia.

Thursday night singing

The evening singing started with the The Christian Harmony followed by New Harp of Columbia. Officers were appointed for the evening.

The Christian Harmony
Jane Spencer opened the singing by welcoming everyone and leading 86t. John Hollingsworth gave the opening prayer.
Leaders: Jonathon Smith 214; Robert Kelley 362; Dan McCarter 85; Shannon Primm 235; Kate Fine 171; Sean Francis Conway 58b; Bill Hollingsworth 490; Sue Bunch 264; John Plunkett 163t; Barb Patterson 133; Alison Brown 61t; John Hollingsworth 113; Claudia Dean 272; Marjorie Brown 272; Morgan Bunch 64; Thom Fahrbach 186; Erin Johnson-Hill 111b; Chris Cotter 105t.


New Harp of Columbia
The singing resumed with Eddie Mash leading 51. Leaders: Rachel Wells Hall A63; Leslie Booher 152; Jeff Farr 43; Ann Strange 61; Robin Goddard 74; Daniel Hunter A144; Dick Patterson A52; Linda Selph A108; Michael Walker 124; Mary Baumeister 121; Karen Willard A82; Judy Mincey 68t; Michael Spencer 20t; Katy Kanfer 90b; Jane Spencer 73t; Jane Spencer and Eddie Mash 95. Marjorie Brown gave the closing prayer.

Officers: Jane Spencer—Chair; Linda Krieger—Secretary; Katy Kanfer—Arranging; Robert Kelly—Keying, 1st Session; Michael Walker—Keying, 2nd Session.

Friday, August 8th

The day began with a singing from the Lloyd's Hymn Book facilitated by Eddie Mash. Selections used: 1, 145, 199, 530, 147, 188, 10, 681, 237, 38, 39, 595 and 374.

Classes offered during the day were:
Rudiments I (Eddie Mash),
Rudiments II (Michael Walker),
Improving Your Sight Reading and Parts Practice (Katy Kanfer),
Christian Harmony Musical Patterns (Bill Hollingsworth).

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 Jonathon Smith opened the singing leading 107. Opening prayer was offered by Eddie Mash. Leaders: Jane Spencer 180; Tina Becker 144; Sean Francis Conway 45; Mary Helen DuPree A81; Daniel Hunter A127; Shannon Primm 39b; Jeff Farr A154; Claudia Dean A34; Terry Ryan 169; Rachel Wells Hall 103; Thom Fahrbach 24; Leslie Booher 22b; Chris Cotter A114; Robin Goddard 20b; Dan McCarter 14; Katy Kanfer 38; David Wilson 35; Erin Johnson-Hill 26; Eddie Mash A74; Ann Strange 89; Robert Kelley 13.


The Christian Harmony session
Eddie Mash brought the class back to order leading 168. Leaders: Bill Hogan 172; Karen Willard 438; John Hollingsworth 380; Marjorie Brown 50; Michael Spencer 13; Kate Fine 253; Dick Patterson 365; Sue Bunch 19; Robert DuPree 121t; Linda Selph 47; Bill Hollingsworth 540; Alison Brown 346; Morgan Bunch 43; Nancy Hogan 49; Barb Patterson 300; John Plunkett 282; Mary Baumeister 386; Michael Walker and Bradley Knoke 326; Judy Mincey 547 (in memory of Stanley Edwards). Jonathon Smith concluded the evening leading 76. John Plunkett offered the closing prayer.
Officers: Jonathon Smith—Chair; Michael Walker—Arranging; Nancy Hogan—Secretary.

Saturday, August 9th

The day began with singing from Lloyd's Hymn Book facilitated by Bill Hogan. Selections used: 333, 291, 637, 364, 695, 200, 494, 1, 329, 330, 158 and 206.

Classes offered during the day were:
Rudiments II (Rob Kelley),
Improving Your Sight Reading and Parts Practice (Katy Kanfer),
New Harp of Columbia History Lesson (Jeff Farr),
Leading Songs (Shannon Primm), and
Keying Songs (John Plunkett).

The Saturday night singing began with The Christian Harmony and concluded with New Harp of Columbia. Officers were appointed for the evening.

Christian Harmony
Chair, Ann Strange opened the evening singing by leading 189. Prayer was offered by Bill Hollingsworth. Leaders: Barb Patterson 142; Bill Hollingsworth 369; Marjorie Brown 8; Thom Fahrbach 411; Leslie Booher 544; John Hollingsworth 340; Nancy Hogan 362; Robert DuPree 86t; Daniel Hunter 55t; Sue Bunch 280; Dick Patterson 208b; Alison Brown 64 (for the London singers); Kate Fine 175; Jonathan Wood 491; Danielle Maxon 95; Judy Mincey 459t (in honor of Raymond Hamrick); Michael Walker 318; Morgan Bunch 281t; John Plunkett 304; Linda Selph 268; Michael Spencer 410b.


Singing continued from the New Harp of Columbia with Karen Willard leading 66. Leaders: Bill Hogan 87t; Robert Kelley A63; Eddie Mash 132; Erin Johnson-Hill A114; David Wilson 53b; Robin Goddard 74; Katy Kanfer 177; Dan McCarter 144; Chris Cotter A104; Rachel Wells Hall A36; Terry Ryan 175b; Claudia Dean 78; Mary Helen DuPree 61; Sean Francis Conway 39t; Jonathon Smith A125; Jeff Farr 206.

Announcements were made and Tina Becker led 507t from The Christian Harmony. Closing prayer was offered by Jeff Farr.
Officers: Ann Strange—Chair; Tina Becker—Arranging; Nancy Hogan—Secretary.

Following the singing everyone enjoyed homemade ice-cream and a sing-a-long of old hymns, blue-grass, Irish ballads and other favorites. Instrumentalists for the evening were Sara Baskin, Sean Francis Conway, Rachel Hall, and Bill Hogan.

Sunday, August 10th

The closing day of camp began with a singing from the Lloyd's Hymn Book facilitated by Bill Hogan. Selections used: 6, 4, 2, 1, 209, 208, 199, 433, 382, 384, 152, 288, 287, 380, 333 and 505.

Following breakfast, as a closing to camp, a singing was held from The Georgian Harmony.

John Hollingsworth welcomed the singers and led
25, Humility, as the opening song.
Eddie Mash gave the opening prayer.
138, Psalm Tune - Bill Hollingsworth
90, The Stork Carol - Dick Patterson
28, Heritage - Terry Ryan
206, The Humble Sinner - Robert Kelley
246, Mercer - Chris Wilhelm
13, Shepherd - Sue Bunch
198, Majestic - John Plunkett
176, Dawning - Katy Kanfer
107, Emmaus - Bradley Knoke
10, Jackson - Erin Johnson-Hill
136, Thus Spake Matthew, A Short Anthem - Michael Walker
16, Boston Common - Mary Helen DuPree
54, John 3:37 - Morgan Bunch
255, Christian Farewell - Dan McCarter
51, Pilgrim - Daniel Hunter
46, Oakland - Linda Selph
203, Oak Grove - Mary Baumeister
208, Ila - Michael Spencer
211, Wilson's Chapel, A Short Anthem - Eddie Mash
222, Chelsea - Rachel Wells Hall
29, Lloyd's Doxology - Sean Francis Conway
200, Harvest - Shannon Primm
81, Richland - Barb Patterson
95, Harbor - Thom Fahrbach, for his father

A Business Meeting to elect officers for 2015 Camp DoReMi was held. Officers elected as follows: Chairman—Jane Spencer; Vice-chairman—Jonathon Smith; Secretary—Nancy Hogan; Hospitality—Eddie Mash and Elsie Hollingsworth.

Announcements were made and Bill Hollingsworth led 22, Adoration, as the closing song. John Hollingsworth gave the closing prayer.

Officers: John Hollingsworth—Chair; Thom Fahrbach—Arranging; Mary Baumeister—Secretary.

Camp DoReMi 2014 officers: Chair—Jane Spencer; Vice Chair—Jonathon Smith; Secretary—Nancy Hogan.

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