Archive for May, 2020

29 May

Join our Virtual Choir!

In Uncategorized by Dan Beauchamp / May 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Joey and Barbara Lowrance and Harris Beauchamp are organizing a virtual recorded singing of this year’s theme song and everyone is welcome to join in!

Click here to follow this link to a Google Drive Folder. In that folder you will find instructions for recording, a pdf of the music, a guide video to watch while you sing. There are also part folders. Once you have recorded your video, drop it in the correct voice part folder.

We need these to be done by June 12 to give Harris enough time to edit them all together.

Have fun!

 

19 May

2020 Session Decision

In Uncategorized by Dan Beauchamp / May 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Board of Trustees has, after much discussion and prayer, chosen to cancel this year’s session of Harmony Hill Singing School.

Many factors have contributed to this difficult decision, ranging from lack of preparation time to concerns with government guidelines; there is no one reason for the cancellation of this year’s session. We won’t attempt to discuss all of those issues here. However, we want you to know that the Board of Trustees made this decision peacefully, after weeks of prayerful deliberation, and in a spirit of love for the work, traditions, and community of Harmony Hill Singing School.

Our culture’s response to the pandemic has become increasingly divided. It is our heartfelt wish that this spirit of divisiveness not be allowed a foothold in our beloved Harmony Hill community. We understand that some may be disappointed or disagree with this decision, but we ask that you cherish and protect our fellowship as a community and refrain from fruitless criticism or debate. We have every confidence that this request will be honored willingly.

Thank you to each one of you for your kindness and patience as the Board of Trustees has deliberated. We know it has been inconvenient and frustrating not to know the plan for this long, and we are all deeply saddened to miss this year’s session of Harmony Hill. In the coming months, the trustees will be meeting more often than usual to discuss and prepare for any changes we may need to make for next year’s session.

Apart from our personal sadness, cancelling singing school also creates an uncomfortable financial situation for Harmony Hill. It takes about $10,000 per year to maintain the campground and pay bills and taxes. This is factored into the suggested registration amount—in other words, your registration donation doesn’t just cover the week of singing school, it helps cover operating expenses for the entire year. We have many times witnessed with gratitude the generosity of the friends of Harmony Hill—as you are led and are able, please consider donating this year despite the cancellation to ensure that the campground’s baseline expenses can be met. You can donate via PayPal or mail from harmonyhillsingingschool.org/donate.

We love you, we pray for you, and we love and pray for the precious churches you represent. While we can’t gather to sing praises at singing school this year, may we yet be renewed in love and gratitude for the blessing of worshipping in our local congregations. This, after all, has always been the primary mission of Harmony Hill Singing School.

In hope for next year,

The Board of Trustees

09 May

Decision delayed until May 18

In Uncategorized by Dan Beauchamp / May 9, 2020 / 0 Comments
After much prayer and discussion, we have decided to delay until May 18 our decision on whether to cancel the 2020 session, when Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be announcing details on further phased reopening, with expectation that this will include some details specific to summer camps.
If we do hold the session as planned it will mean a lot of preparation in a short amount of time and it would help to know now how many people will be attending.
We have made online registration available strictly for this purpose and ask that you register this week if you would plan to attend. To prevent any confusion we have removed the ability to donate from the registration form – you can submit your registration donation separately using the Donate page if we decide to hold the session.
Thank you for your patience as we work through this decision.