W. T. WHITE ALMA MATER
"Oh hail, Alma Mater,
Our school in a country free.
Our hearts, hands, and minds
Are pledged evermore to thee.
And may we have wisdom,
May we have courage,
That in so doing
We honor thy name,
Oh great Alma mater,
WARREN TRAVIS WHITE HIGH SCHOOL!"
If our recollection is correct, the words were written by Chris Xeros, orchestra leader at both W. T. White and T. C. Marsh. The tune for the alma mater is from the beginning of the "Allegro non troppo, ma con brio" section in the middle of the 4th movement of Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms:
The technology world has come a long way since we graduated. It is too bad we don't have recordings of some of our own class events. However, here is the alma mater as sung by some subsequent classes of W. T. White. They will open in a separate tab (and some are better than others):WTW Class of 2011 (graduation)
WTW Class of 2012 (graduation)
WTW Class of 2013 (graduation)
WTW Class of 2014 (graduation)
WTW Class of 2015 (graduation)
WTW Class of 2016 (graduation)
WTW Class of 2017 (graduation)
WTW Class of 2018 (graduation)
WTW Class of 2019 (graduation)
W. T. WHITE FIGHT SONG
"Cheer for our team as they lead the fight,|
Shout for the orange and white
And we'll raise our banners high unfurled,
So our name is known through the world.
Come on and Longhorns stand tall
As we'll win them all
Others, may do their best.
Fight with your might for the glory of White,
And we will win this game."
Original (1970) chant from beginning of drum solo:|
"Go...Go...Go Horns, go, go, go.
Win...Win...Win team, win, win, win.
Yea, Orange, yea White, yea Longhorns, fight, fight, fight!"
Today's (2015) chant toward end of drum solo:
Fight White, fight White fight!"
|By the WTW Longhorn Band (year unknown):|
T. C. MARSH ALMA MATER
"Matadors to thee we Sing Praises to the sky The school we honor and we love We cannot deny. Our courage and our faith will lead us On to victory For you we'll fight With all our might For the Matadors!"
T. C. MARSH FIGHT SONG
"We'll fight for you always Matadors. We'll fight for the school we all adore. Our colors gold and white, For them we'll ever fight, For we're the Matadors of Marsh Junior High."