Howdy Ags!

This year Student Activities has launched this beautiful new website, and with it comes this great blog! In this blog, we’ll be keeping you up to date with Texas A&M recognized organizations, events going around on campus, and other fun things! For our first post we’re giving you an inside look at the upcoming event: AGGIES GOT TALENT!

Aggies Got Talent

Aggies Got Talent is an all-inclusive talent show and silent auction hosted by the Student Government Association. The idea for this event came from a conversation that Student Body President, Kyle Kelly, had with Gracie Wood, the Development Commissioner for SGA. Their hopes were to create a different event that could be held annually and would draw in more of a student audience. All the money raised from the talent show and silent auction will go to help funding for all SGA organizations such as The Big Event, Traditions Council, Muster, and CARPOOL.

Edgar Aguilar playing his guitar

Edgar Aguilar playing his guitar

Now for the exciting part – the talent show. The talent show will consist of 16 different acts, ranging from breakdancing to yodeling, everyone going will be in for a treat! Like most talent shows, there will be a five-person judge’s panel. The judges will be: Rusty Thompson, Director of Student Activities, Lili Ibáñez, female swimmer and SGA Diversity Commissioner; Hayden Duplechain, male swimmer; Ryan Tranthum, MSC President and Keith Swim, a professor at the Mays Business School. These judges will collaborate together to pick a winner who will win a monetary prize as well as an exciting A&M item!

Now, if you’re still considering on whether or not you should go, we have gathered some information on a few of the acts that is sure to change your mind…

One act will be performed by Edgar Aguilar ’17, a sophomore Petroleum Engineering major, who will be singing and playing guitar. Edgar has been singing and playing music for as long as he can remember – starting off with drums and moving on to many other instruments. He even sang for his high school graduation at Reliant (now NRG) Stadium. Edgar also has a Youtube channel where he posts new music covers every Monday. If you want to hear some of his music

Christina Freeman and John Ohearne

Christina Freeman and John Ohearne

before the show, click here!

Another act will be a singing/playing mashup by three people: Ben Ikwuagwu ’18, a freshman Business major; John Ohearne ’15, a senior Telecommunication Media Studies major and Christina Freeman ’16, a junior Interdisciplinary Studies major. The trio first met through Texas A&M’s mixed choir, Century Singers. Although they sing together as a big group all the time, this performance will be the first time the three of them have performed together! All three of them developed their musical talents when they were kids, and their passion for music has only grown since. We’ve even been told that Ben is able to sing higher than most girls he’s performed with, so look out for that!

Each of these performers have never performed for Texas A&M, and are looking forward to sharing their talent with a whole new audience at the show. Even through my short interviews with them, it wasn’t hard to notice that their passion for music is undying. Their performances are sure to be a real hit.

Aggies Got Talent will be THIS Saturday, February 14th at Rudder Auditorium. Tickets for the event will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Tickets are being sold from in Rudder Plaza and at the MSC Box Office from 7am – 10pm. The silent auction will start at 7pm, and doors for the show will open at 7:30pm. Click here to buy tickets online!

If you have any questions about the event please email Gracie Wood at

Thanks so much for reading, and we hope you enjoyed our very first blog post! If you have any ideas for another blog post or would like for Student Activities to help promote your organization/event, please send an email to

T’s & G’s,

Christy Adkins ’15