Holston High School FFA members Chloe Y. and Morgan K. were selected to participate in the National FFA Band during the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. The National FFA Band was comprised of 90 FFA members from 33 states. In order to be chosen for the National FFA Band, FFA members had to submit an online audition video showcasing their abilities.
Chloe and Morgan had to arrive in Louisville four days prior to convention to begin a rigorous practice schedule of 10 hours per day. Band members were required to perform at sessions in front crowds of nearly 30,000 people. The National FFA Band also performed in downtown Louisville and performed at National FFA Band and Chorus Concert on Friday of the convention. Ashelyn W. was also chosen to perform in the National FFA Chorus but was unable to attend. It was a great honor to be chosen to perform at the National FFA Convention and the Holston FFA is extremely proud of these students for all of their accomplishments.
The 88th National FFA Convention held a record attendance of 65,173 members, advisors, and guests. The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.