FFA Chorus sings at State Capitol
Ponca City Now - May 1, 2019 2:32 pm
One hundred members of the Oklahoma FFA Chorus performed Wednesday afternoon in both chambers of the Legislature at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
Senator Bill Coleman was able to record a watch party video of the group performing in the Senate Chamber. To see the video, go to Watch Party. Click on “LIVE FROM THE SENATE FLOOR.”
The singers were selected to perform as a member of the state FFA chorus at the 93rd State FFA Convention from April 30 to May 1 in Oklahoma City.
Nationally renowned chorus director Stan Kingma of Roanoke, Virginia, selected 100 FFA members from 63 chapters to perform throughout the two-day convention.
Chorus members arrive in Oklahoma City for rehearsal two days prior to the convention. In addition to entertaining convention participants, the chorus sang for the Oklahoma Legislature at the state Capitol.
The chorus program is co-sponsored by Blue and Gold Sausage Co., Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma, Express Employment Professionals and BancCentral. Chorus members are chaperoned by members of the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association.
A kick-off banquet for chorus members was co-sponsored by Raymond and Jean Cockrum, Guthrie; D. M. and Phyllis Sokolosky, Owasso; Jim and Carla Pilkington, Sapulpa; Doug and Kathy Harryman, Newcastle; Monte and Reina Womack, Morris; Marc and Debra Prather, Stables Café, Guthrie; the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association; and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education division in the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education system. With more than 27,000 members and 362 chapters, the Oklahoma FFA Association is the fourth-largest state FFA association.
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. To learn more about the Oklahoma FFA, visit www.okffa.org.