McKensie Keller of the Nelson Agriculture Academy online FFA Chapter has been selected to play French Horn in the National FFA Band, October 19 through October 22, 2011. Keller submitted an audition tape and was one of 80 FFA members selected to help bring full instrumental balance to the band.
The band will perform several times at the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. National FFA Band members are chosen from a pool of applications from all over the United States. There were two members chosen from Montana to participate in the band The young musicians arrive in Indianapolis three days before the convention begins to rehearse.
The National FFA Organizations, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization.
A benefit dinner will be held September 13, 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bolin multipurpose room to help with traveling costs.
Published Sept. 7, 2011