Jason Brubaker, a 2004 graduate of Calallen High School, will be among the Texas A&M Singing Cadets that will perform Tuesday in Corpus Christi.
The single performance will be at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 900 Shoreline Drive. Tickets are $10 each and proceeds will benefit the Singing Cadets and area students attending Texas A&M University at College Station.
The performance is sponsored by Corpus Christi A&M Mothers Club and First United Methodist Church. The Singing Cadets last performed in Corpus Christi three years ago to a sell-out crowd. They recently returned from a 10-day tour of South America with performances in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
Brubaker, the son of Jerry and Deborah Brubaker of Robstown, has performed with the Singing Cadets for seven semesters.
" I have been in the group since the start of my freshman year," Brubaker said. "Though there are many things that I enjoy about the group, I would have to say that the main two things are the friends that I have made and the extraordinary opportunities that are a part of being a member in the Singing Cadets.
"Since I have been in the group I have met such individuals as former President George Bush, President George W. Bush, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gov. Rick Perry, and many others. I have had the honor and the privilege of singing in the Rose Garden at the White House, Gov. Rick Perry's house, and I have traveled to Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. All of these are things that I never would have gotten to do if I had not been a part of such a fantastic organization."
The Texas A&M Singing Cadets was established as an all-male chorus in 1893. Later known in 1910 as the A&M Glee Club, the young men provided music to Chapel Services at Easter and commencement. A naming contest held in 1940 led to the official name as the Singing Cadets. At that time, they performed with the Aggie Band during half time at football games. Touring began in 1942-43 and in the last 10 years the Singing Cadets have traveled more than 35,000 miles, performed over 450 concerts and visited more than 125 Texas cities and communities.
The Emmy Award-winning group of full-time students has performed in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, St Paul's Cathedral and Eaton College and received recognition from movie producers to presidents as well as recording 10 albums throughout the years.
Brubaker's mother, Deborah Brubaker, said people everywhere have heard of the Singing Cadets and it is an honor to have a son be a part of the group.
"Jason has had some awesome experiences while being involved with the Singing Cadets," she said. "This has been an invaluable education for him."
Tickets are available at Litton Travel & Treasures at 4101 Highway 77 in Calallen. For more ticket information, call 857-8544 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.