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 began to accept students who did not participate in the Corps of Cadets, the Singing Cadets changed its membership requirements to allow any male student to 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?
All of our tours are paid for by the Singing Cadets, Association of Former Students, and by private donors. There is a $100 uniform deposit which will be refunded once one leaves the group. Additionally, members are expected to pay for the dry cleaning of their uniforms as determined by our uniform manager; usually 2-4 times per semester.
What Do I Have to Prepare for Auditions?
No preparation is needed. 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, we use this exercise to gauge 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 through musical presentations as deemed appropriate by the Director and to develop disciplined leaders of character
as defined by the Singing Cadet Handbook.”
This includes a 10-day tour in the beginning of January, 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 as we can. We have also had the opportunity to sing for important people such as three former presidents (Obama, Bush Sr., and Bush Jr.), 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 2004, South America in 2007, South Africa in 2010, China in 2013, Northern Europe in 2016, and Greece in 2019
- Ten Day Winter Tour of Texas and the surrounding states (annually)
- Three Weekend Tours in the Spring to Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio (annually)
- Muster (annually)
- Parents’ Weekend Concert (annually)
- Performances for current and former Presidents of the United States
- Miss Texas USA
- Houston Astros Opening Day
Contact us at 979-845-5974 or come by our office in the newly constructed Music Activities Center.