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1/7/07-Longview

Luncheon Held For Aggieland Singers

A group of Texas A & M students get the royal treatment in Longview today. The 49-member singing cadets of Texas A & M were treated to a luncheon at the summit club. The event was held before their concert at First united Methodist Church. Congressman Louie Gohmert was a guest speaker at the event, where Longview residents got a chance to meet the cadets.

The all-male chorus performs more than 60 concerts each year in Texas, and the United States. One member of the group is a Longview native, 20-year-old Pine Tree graduate Grant Branum.  "It's just great to be part of a group like this that's recognized all over the state and some places in the country.  It just has a great rich tradition," said Grant.

"I have to sit where I can see him perform, but it's a great honor to be a mother of a singing cadet they have a great reputation all over the country," said Grant's mother Darlene Branum.

In the last ten years, the cadets have traveled 35,000 miles and performed more than 450 concerts. The cadets will be making a tour to South America in May.   

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.  bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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