Alison Conley National Band
October 20, 2010- October 23, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS – When the lights are dimmed and a hush descends upon an audience of more than 54,000 at the nation’s largest annual student convention this Oct. 20 through Oct. 23, 2010, in Conseco Fieldhouse, Alison Conley will share the spotlight in a musical performance that will inspire the crowd and provide memories to last a lifetime.
Alison Conley of the East Clinton FFA Chapter has been selected to play Trombone in the National FFA Band. Alison submitted an audition tape and was one of 85 FFA members selected to help bring full instrumental balance to the band.
The band will perform several times at the 83rd National FFA Convention, adding excitement and motivation to the sessions through their music. National FFA Band members are chosen from a pool of more than 200 applications. The young musicians arrive in Indianapolis three days before convention begins to rehearse.
The National FFA Organization, is a national youth organization of 520,284 student members (and counting)—all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture—as part of 7,429 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. Alison would like to public thank the Clinton County Farmers Union, Vince Fisher, Larry & Penny Blackburn, and National Bank & Trust for their unwavering support in making this tremendous honor attainable.
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. Mr. Ryan Curtis is Alison’s agricultural education instructor. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.