Oaks to sing in National FFA ChorusPublished 9:39am Thursday, October 25, 2012
When the lights dim and a hush descends upon an audience of thousands at Bankers Life Fieldhouse during the nation’s largest annual student convention and expo Oct. 24-27 Lilly Oaks will share the spotlight in a musical performance that will inspire the crowd and provide memories to last a lifetime.
Oaks of the Danville FFA Chapter has been selected to sing in the National FFA Chorus. She submitted an audition tape and was one of 90 young people selected nationwide to be a member of the prestigious group.
The choir will perform several times during the 85th annual National FFA Convention and Expo, adding excitement and motivation to the sessions through their music.
National FFA Chorus members are nominated by their state FFA associations and chosen from a pool of more than 250 applications. The young musicians arrive in Indianapolis to rehearse 3 days before the convention begins.
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 530,379 student members as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.