When submitting a request, please remember first and foremost that the Aggie Wranglers is an organization comprised solely of Texas A&M University students. While the team is committed to making as many performances as possible, our members are full-time students first, with some of our members also balancing jobs in addition to their schoolwork. Because of this, there will be times that the team will be unable to make a request given the academic calendar. This also makes the team unable to commit to requests too far in advance within or beyond the current school year or when the dates of assignments, exams, etc. are not yet known. Additionally, the size of the team in the summer can be small and therefore our availability is limited due to the fact that this is the time when our senior members have just graduated and our new members are being trained.
The team has only one (1) official team meeting per week. This is the only time that requests are brought up to the team for assessment. If you are on a tight deadline, please email the Public Relations Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org to follow up with your performance request submission. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as it is possible.
Requests can be made online using the link at the bottom of the page.
The Aggie Wranglers requires online submission, as the data is entered directly into our request database. All requests will be processed on a first come, first serve basis based on the time stamp of your submission online.
Factors that are considered when assessing performance requests are:
- The requested time of the performance
- Purpose of the performance
- The number of couples we have available
- Safety of the venue
- Other performances we have committed to
- Travel time to and from performances
Submitting your request online does not automatically mean that the performance has been scheduled.
We typically evaluate performance requests 6-8 weeks prior to the performance date and notify the request’s submitter within a week of evaluation.
Change in Requested Date/Time Change Policy
Since it is typical that the Aggie Wranglers may give multiple performances in multiple locations on a given date, the team reserves the right to refuse a confirmed performance if the requestor changes the performance time by more than 30 minutes from the original request time.
The Aggie Wranglers typically give a performance consisting of two polka routine songs as well as a jitterbug (stunt) song in between, which typically lasts anywhere from 12-20 minutes. The Aggie Wranglers will attempt to make accomodations according to the requestor’s needs. However, the Aggie Wranglers are unable to guarantee that all individual requests will be fulfilled.
If your request is confirmed, the team will be planning to arrive at the location one (1) hour before the agreed performance time unless otherwise specified in the request. The typical number of couples performing range from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 10. However, the team does not guarantee it will be able to bring the maximum number of couples as that ultimately depends on individual students’ schedules.
The Aggie Wranglers come prepared with our own audio equipment to each performance unless otherwise specified in your request.
The Aggie Wranglers require at least a five (5) square foot area for every couple that performs. For planning purposes, it is helpful to include the space available to give the team an idea of the maximum number of couples that will be able to dance.
Furthermore, it is recommended that the performance area have at least a twelve (12) foot ceiling height. Ceiling height below this level may limit certain moves that the team typically demonstrates at performances.
In hopes of continuing to offer performances free of charge, the Aggie Wranglers gladly accept and appreciate donations to assist with the costs associated with operating and traveling as an organization.
If you are considering making a tax-deductible donation to the team, checks can be made payable to the Texas A&M Foundation, with “Aggie Wranglers – SOFC 954450” written in the memo line. The Texas A&M Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization of which contributions to are tax deductible, to the extent that no goods or services are received in return.
If you are considering making a non-tax deductible donation, checks may be made payable to the Aggie Wranglers.
Please mail your check to the following address:
125 John J. Koldus Student Services Building
1236 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-1236
If you have any additional questions about donations, please contact email@example.com.
If you have any questions you may contact our Public Relations Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org