Aggie Singing Cadets Perform in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO, TX – The Singing Cadets of Texas A&M University performed Friday night at the Southland Baptist Church.
The Singing Cadets were formed in 1893 at the A&M College of Texas. The all-male choir is one of the oldest in the nation. The performance in San Angelo is part of their tour of Texas. Thursday evening, the Cadets performed in Midland. Saturday night, they will perform in Austin. When touring, area Aggie families host three or four cadets in their homes.
Of the highlights for this year’s cadets was the honor of performing at the burial service for President George H. W. Bush on Dec. 6. Every cadet still wears a commemorative gold pin of the number “41” in the late president’s honor. The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library is located at the south side of the A&M campus in College Station.
During Friday night’s performance, one highlight was when the Cadets sang a medley as a tribute to The Right Honourable The Lord Lloyd-Webber, Kt, an English composer who is famous of the Academy Award-winning Best Original Song from the 1996 movie Evita (“You Must Love Me”). Lloyd-Webber co-wrote it with Sir Tim Price.
Watch highlights from Friday night's performance:
The Cadets were hosted by the San Angelo Aggie Moms and all proceeds for sponsors and donations go towards scholarships for Aggie students from the Concho Valley.
Among the sponsors for last night’s concert were:
- Randy ’86 and Susan ’86 Brooks
- Busker’s Body Shop
- The Bank of San Angelo and Raymond James (John Childers and Steve Smith)
- Green Meadow Veterinary Hospital
- Nolan ’76 and Suzy ’77 Mears
- Tim and Judy Turner
- Zesch Air Charter Inc. – Roy Zesch
- Design Stein LLC
- Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dunham
- First Financial Bank
- Jim Bass Cars & Trucks
- John ’52 and Alice Hancock
- In Memory of Aggie Dad Mike Hunter
- Lynn & Melinda Johnson, Kari ’06 and Kelly ‘08
- Los Caballos Veterinary Clinic – Christopher Womack
- Southside Animal Hospital
- Texas Bank