The Kingwood/Humble Area Aggie Moms Club is pleased to announce that the world-renowned Texas A&M Singing Cadets men’s choir will be performing Friday, Jan. 4, at Northeast Houston Baptist Church in Atascocita, 18000 W. Lake Houston Pkwy.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the link below or at the door. The night of the event, silent auction bidding, a raffle and refreshments start at 6 p.m. and the performance starts at 7 p.m.
Kingwood/Humble Aggie Moms Club has been in existence for over 30 years to raise scholarship money to benefit local students who attend Texas A&M College Station and Galveston campuses. Sponsorship opportunities are still available at levels ranging from $100 to $1,500. Sponsors receive complimentary tickets to the concert and will be recognized in the concert programs and on the club’s website, khaggiemoms.org.
This year is a very special one since the cadets are celebrating their 125th anniversary. The all-male chorus was established as the Texas A&M Glee Club in 1893 and renamed the Singing Cadets in 1940, since at the time, all men who attended the university were required to be members of the Corps of Cadets. During that tenure, the cadets have performed for every living president of the United States and their performances have even won an Emmy. Over the last 10 years, they’ve traveled over 35,000 miles and performed over 700 concerts in many countries. They sang at a ceremony during the 2006 Winter Olympics and sang the National Anthem for a Yankees vs. Red Sox game at Fenway Park. This summer, the cadets will do an international tour in Greece.
David L. Kipp is the chorus director and has been with the cadets since 1995, creating entertaining programs with a diverse selection of music ranging from Broadway to patriotic and, of course, a few popular Aggie songs.
The 71-member chorus has performed
all over Texas. Each year, their January tour, done during the students’ winter break, goes to the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio areas.
Members of the Singing Cadets major in a wide range of academic fields and all members are actively involved with many other campus organizations and activities.
The Kingwood Aggie moms are proud that five of the cadets hail from the Kingwood area. Aaron Daniel and Drake Lewis are both seniors. Daniel is a Kingwood High School graduate and an aerospace engineering major in his fourth year in the Singing Cadets. He is also a member of The Aggienizors, a barbershop quartet group within the Singing Cadets. Daniel was recruited by former Singing Cadet Andrew Weinrich who graduated from Texas A&M in May.
“He told me to consider auditioning for the group, and it seemed like a great way to get involved at Texas A&M while gaining some valuable life experiences, and it has far surpassed my expectations in both of these areas,” Daniel said.
Weinrich and Daniel paid it forward, continuing to recruit Kingwood High School choir members who planned to attend Texas A&M. Josh Harris, an international studies major, and Zac Theimer, a mechanical engineering major, were soon recruited. Harris sang in the KHS Madrigals and said after talking to several Singing Cadets, he knew he would love being in the group. Theimer also sang in the KHS choir and said he could see the camaraderie in the cadets that went far beyond the music.
“I knew this was something I wanted to be part of,” he said.
The cadets’ newest member is Class of 2021 Cadet Keagan Hathorn.
Aggie Moms are very excited to host their biggest fundraiser of the year and bring this amazing talent to the Kingwood area. Tickets for the January concert are $15 available for purchase on Eventbrite: bit.ly/2E4a9Z9 as well as at the door. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Rika Weinrich at 281-615-8703 or visit the Kingwood/Humble Aggie Moms website, khaggiemoms.org. Additional information about the Texas A&M Singing Cadets is available at singingcadets.tamu.edu.