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Fight Song & Alma Mater

Fight Song

The words of our fight song, "Fight for Santa Clara," have been inspiring enthusiasm in Broncos for over a century.

Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra

circa 1937 (1.41 MB)
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Cupertino Symphonic Band

circa 2004 (663 KB)
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The association's annual fight song competition during Spirit Week. Watch the video from last year below.

Alma Mater

Written by Joseph Riordan, as published in The Redwood, VXI (1916)

Santa Clara, Alma Mater,
Lo! our hearts are pledged to thee
El Dorado's first born daughter
Who beside the Western sea,
Where the palm and olive mingle,
Bade the torch of science burn,
When our footsteps bear us from thee
Back to thee our hearts will turn.

Chorus

This the Mission Bells are telling
As exultingly they ring,
"Santa Clara, Santa Clara,"
Alma Mater," sweet they sing.
Where the palm and olive mingle
Proudly raise their heads on high
in the earliest fane of science
Built beneath our Western sky.

 

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