INDIANAPOLIS (August 22, 2016/National FFA Organization) – Ashton Cartmell, a member of the Perkins-Tryon FFA chapter in Perkins,OK, will be on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 19-22 during the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.
Cartmell, a sophomore and the daughter of Dwayne and Pam Cartmell, has been selected to play oboe in the National FFA Band.
Cartmell submitted an audition tape and was selected to help bring full instrumental balance to the band from a pool of applicants nationwide.
The National FFA Band will perform several times during the national convention and expo.
Cartmell will join fellow band members in Indianapolis for rehearsals three days before the convention and expo begins.
The National FFA Band is sponsored by Dow Agrosciences as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
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.
Local FFA member Cartmell selected to perform with National FFA Band at 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo