Fight Song serves as boost to school spirit
Visualize the organized chaos of the school’s pep assemblies, everyone decked out in purple and gold, and then imagine everyone rising up to chant the Fight Song along with the band’s instruments, creating a live pulse in the air.
However, there is a flaw to this enthusiastic show of school spirit, according to junior Austin Hatfield and freshman cheerleader Mary-Madison Phillips. It appears to be in how every student in the imagined scene is able to participate in the rendition of the Fight Song.
“I don’t think many people do [know the words to the Fight Song],” Hatfield said.
Phillips agrees with his opinion.
Hatfield and Phillips also expressed that they do not fully understand why so few students can sing along.
“I don’t think it would be hard [to memorize the words]; it just takes a little effort,” Hatfield said.
As a cheerleader, Phillips has experience with memorizing the words.
“It doesn’t take that long [to learn the words],” Phillips said. “It’s not really easy, but it’s not hard.”
In fact, Phillips said students making an effort to memorize the Fight Song would be beneficial both to the school and to the students themselves.
“I think that if they knew it [the words], it’d feel more exciting at assemblies and that it’d feel like people were paying more attention,” Phillips said. “I guess it [the Fight Song] makes assemblies more fun.”
Hatfield doesn’t know the words, but he also agrees that knowing them could have its benefits.
“If you care a lot about school spirit, probably you should [know the words] because then you can represent your school,” Hatfield said. “Because if you know it and sing along with it, you have school spirit. More than just dressing up in school colors.”
The Fight Song can be found on the front of the first page in the student planner. You can also find the words to the Fight Song if you follow this link; click on it and give learning the words a try.