Joaquin Cantu of
the Edinburg Economedes FFA Chapter performed with the Texas FFA
Chorus at the 82nd annual Texas FFA Convention held here July
The Texas FFA
Chorus was formed 15 years ago to entertain members and guests at
the organizationís state convention and is modeled after the
national chorus which has been in existence since 1948.
Cantu was one of
37 FFA members chosen to participate in the Texas FFA Chorus.
Members of the chorus never worked together prior to arriving in
Corpus Christi two days before the convention began. The chorus
performed for members and guests throughout the week. Chorus
members are chosen from an audition tape and selection is based on
vocal music ability.
The 82nd annual
Texas FFA Convention recorded 11,120 members and guests. Members of
the agricultural youth leadership organization spent the week
attending leadership workshops, participating in events and
activities, being recognized for their achievements and serving as
the legislative body for the Texas FFA Association.
The Texas FFA has
evolved from an organization focusing primarily on production
agriculture, to a broader-based encompassing organization that
addresses the needs and interests of students in urban and suburban
schools in addition to the rural communities from which FFA rose in
The Texas FFA is
the nationís largest state FFA associations with a membership of
approximately 74,000 and more than 1,000 local FFA chapters. FFA
gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom
knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and
national competitions. For more information about the Texas FFA