Texas A&M’s Singing Cadets celebrated its 125th year with national tour stops in Vancouver and Seattle.
By Sondra White, Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs
Sixty-one Singing Cadets from Texas A&M University traveled to Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, Canada, last week to sing at venues such as Pike Place Market, Boeing, and the American Museum of Flight. The men’s chorus performed a full concert in the Bastyr University chapel before gathering with local former students for a reception.
In Vancouver, the cadets sang at Stanley and Kitsilano parks, and performed at Canadian Memorial United Church, after which they met with local Texas A&M former students.
This national summer tour kicked off the Singing Cadets 125th year at Texas A&M. Internationally known as the “Voice of Aggieland,” the group will perform more than 100 concerts this year throughout Texas and the United States, Canada, Greece and Bulgaria.
The purpose of the Singing Cadets is to enhance the public relations of Texas A&M through musical presentations. The four pillars of the Singing Cadets are purpose, unity, spirit and honor. Together, these four pillars have formed the solid foundation that has inspired and enabled the organization to succeed in carrying out its purpose for more than a century.
The Singing Cadets is comprised exclusively of students who have a passion for music and excellence. While Texas A&M does not offer a music degree program, students from a variety of academic disciplines and interests come together through the Department of Music Activities in the Division of Student Affairs to share their passion for music.
Department of Music Activities
The Department of Music Activities provides opportunities to student musicians to perform on local, national and international platforms. Home to the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, University Concert Bands, Century Singers, University Orchestras, Women’s Chorus, University Jazz ensembles and the Texas A&M Singing Cadets, the department offers courses in band, choir and orchestra to students who wish to continue their musical experience at the university.
Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs supports Texas A&M University by providing exceptional services, facilities and programs that promote student success, embody the Aggie spirit, and foster a diverse and inclusive campus community to deepen the understanding and individual application of the Aggie Core Values – excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service.
Media contacts: Division of Student Affairs Marketing Director Sondra White, 979-458-3296, firstname.lastname@example.org or Director of Choral Activities David Kipp, 979-845-5974, email@example.com.