The 31 member Texas FFA Chorus practices 12 songs over the course of six days earning the chance to display their talent to thousands of fellow FFA members. With the guidance of Coordinator Britina Robinson-Pesak, and director Jeanna Baibos, as well as the talent of pianist Tim Kilgore, the Texas FFA Chorus brings excitement and fun to the general sessions during convention. Ever since the inaugural performance 18 years ago, the chorus served as the musical voice of the Texas FFA Association.
Since arriving in Dallas on Sunday, the chorus members followed one schedule: eat, sleep and practice. The dedication these members show to their passion is truly extraordinary, but according to Parker Stephens of Weatherford FFA, sometimes the members have to catch their beauty sleep in unusual ways.
“Last year, by Wednesday, we were all so tired that a bunch of us piled onto one couch in layers,” said Stephens. Another member, Taylor Cameron of Danbury FFA, agrees saying, “It’s not unusual to find chorus members sleeping under tables.”
Even with all the work there are many perks according to the veteran members of the group. “We got to meet Josh Abbott and also see Tom Maynard sing,” Rebekah Ring of Sinton FFA said.
Whether they are practicing songs or catching up on sleep, this group of FFA members knows they have limitless possibilities.