Frequently Asked Questions
Is Corps Membership Required?
No, corps membership is not required to be in the Singing Cadets, although we do have some corps members. In 1963, when Texas A&M allowed non-regs to attend school, the Singing Cadets changed its membership requirements to allow any male student be a part of the Singing Cadets.
How Much Time Does Singing Cadets Require?
All rehearsals are mandatory. We rehearse Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:50 and Tuesday and Thursday from 3:55 to 5:10. If you need help changing your schedule, let us know and we will be happy to help you.
Is Money a Factor for Singing Cadets?
No! All of our tours are paid for by the Singing Cadets, Association of Former Students, and by private donors.
What Do I Have to Prepare for Auditions?
Nothing. You will sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" with the music in front of you. You will also do a small bit of sight reading - this is not something to be worried about, it is just used to see where you are musically.
What is the Purpose of the Singing Cadets?
"The purpose of the Singing Cadets shall be to enhance the public relations of Texas A&M University though musical presentations as deemed appropriate by the director."
This includes a 10 day tour in between the Fall and Spring semesters, three weekend tours in the Spring semester to the Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston areas, as well as national and international tours.
What are other important opportunities for Singing Cadets?
We participate in as many on campus service events we can. We have also had the opportunity to sing for important people such as President Obama, both former Presidents Bush, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, University Officials, and most importantly, Aggie Moms!
For more information about the Singing Cadets, please visit our History Page.
Performances have included:
- International Performances (every 3 years): Australia in Summer 2004, South America in Summer 2007, South Africa in 2010, and China in 2013
- Ten Day Winter Tour of Texas and the surrounding states (annually)
- Three Weekend Tours in the Spring to Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio (annually)
- First Yell (annually)
- Parents' Weekend Concert (annually)
- Performances for current and former Presidents of the United States
- Miss Texas USA
- Aggie Football Games
- Houston Astros Opening Day
For more information or to sign up to audition: Contact us at 979-845-5974 or Come by our office in the newly rennovated Memorial Student Center.