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Texas A&M Singing Cadets share tradition in East Texas tour

One of Texas's biggest schools is known for their traditions, and they're in East Texas this week to show one of them off.

The Texas A&M Singing Cadets are on their winter tour this week. They have already been to Lufkin, Athens and Marshall, but you can still see them in concert Wednesday and Thursday nights in Longview and Tyler.

"Singing Cadets have been around since the 1800s, all-male vocal choir," said former cadet John Fry of Tyler. "They are considered the voice of Aggieland. We're basically ambassadors to the world."

Taking the Spirit of Aggieland to people all over the world, from East Texas to South Africa.

"They tour for the love. They enjoy performing. One of the benefits is we are the face for the first time for some of these people who are contemplating going to Texas A&M University," said Fry.

Fry said each concert centers around the same themes, and you don't have to be an Aggie to enjoy the Singing Cadets.

"First is love of God, love of country, love of school, and of course, the general love of music. If any of that appeals to anybody, which most of it does, music is a universal language across cultures and boundaries, there's something in each concert for everybody," Fry said.

"By going out in other parts of the world and the country, they're able to shed some light on what makes Texas A&M special and do it through music," he said.

The Singing Cadets be at the First United Methodist Church in Longview Wednesday night and First Baptist Church in Tyler Thursday night.

Both concerts start at 7 p.m.

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