Feature Length Corps Documentary
Since 1876, Texas A&M has produced leaders of character who have served their state, their nation and the world. From the day the first students registered, through two world wars, and on to today, the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets has been the training ground for officers, leaders and Keepers of the Aggie Spirit.
“The Corps: Keepers of the Spirit” is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of The Corps, from its rich history to its bright future. The corps documentary captures an entire year on “The Quad” with unprecedented access to student life. From F.O.W. to Final Review, “The Corps: Keepers of the Spirit” dramatically reveals the cadet training process and the leaders it builds.
Written and directed by Josh Smith ’97 (“Aggies: The True Story of Texas A&M”), and produced by The Association of Former Students in cooperation with The Office of the Commandant, “The Corps: Keepers of the Spirit” features historic photos, never-before-seen footage from classrooms to the mess hall, dorm rooms to drills and the entire cadet experience.
Now available on DVD, principle production began in the fall of 2014, with on-location shooting across The Quad and the campus. The program features interviews with dozens of cadets as well as former students, along with behind-the-scenes footage from iconic programs, such as The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, Parson’s Mounted Cavalry, The Fish Drill Team, The Ross Volunteers, Rudder’s Rangers and more.
“The Corps: Keepers of the Spirit” is available now from tamuvideo.com. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Corps of Cadets.