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(02-03-2015 04:28 PM)Blow Gym rat Wrote:  I think the old tradition was that it was bad luck to play the Victory March before the end of a game. Can anybody confirm?

(Something about the composer being an ancestor of Tom Petty, or somethings).

I have definitely heard this as well
02-03-2015 05:08 PM
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I do wish we'd play it after games instead of the Alma Mater. Our Alma Mater is so lame
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(02-03-2015 04:28 PM)Blow Gym rat Wrote:  I think the old tradition was that it was bad luck to play the Victory March before the end of a game. Can anybody confirm?

(Something about the composer being an ancestor of Tom Petty, or somethings).

It football games, it was always played at halftime.

They used to play at basketball games as well though normally just once.

It's not the kind of song that would replace a fight song, often played. It was designed for a moment in the game.

Kind of like Mason and Living on a Prayer, I think you hold something like this until midway or later in the 2nd Half.
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(02-03-2015 05:16 PM)zablenoise Wrote:  I do wish we'd play it after games instead of the Alma Mater. Our Alma Mater is so lame

I disagree.

I think adding the playing of the Alma Mater at the end of all of our games has been one of the best upgrades we have added in the last 10 years.
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(02-03-2015 08:01 PM)Sitting bull Wrote:  
(02-03-2015 05:16 PM)zablenoise Wrote:  I do wish we'd play it after games instead of the Alma Mater. Our Alma Mater is so lame

I disagree.

I think adding the playing of the Alma Mater at the end of all of our games has been one of the best upgrades we have added in the last 10 years.

between a badass original song or a song we ripped off from cornell that roughly 50% of schools use as an alma mater, i will take the badass original song every time
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There's no rule that says you can't do both, far as I know.
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I think the Victory MArch only gets busted out at homecoming now a days
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Quote:Written in 1949 by Rolfe Kennard ('24) and music by Oliver C. Zinmeister, the William and Mary Victory March is a classic, rousing fight song that has since been lost to obscurity.* I can only speculate as to why the pep band almost never plays it--although as a Tribe fan I would hardly be surprised if this enjoyable tradition was simply discarded amid a long lull of administrative indifference.

To give you something to look at, I've paired the tune with a few photos of memorable moments/figures from decades of William and Mary football and men's basketball.

The recording comes from the Swem Library digital archives, and this piece and a collection of other recordings by the now-defunct W&M marching band (remember what I said earlier about discarded traditions?) are available here: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCFIzhwMXoc
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Quote:Written in 1949 by Rolfe Kennard ('24) and music by Oliver C. Zinmeister, the William and Mary Victory March is a classic, rousing fight song that has since been lost to obscurity.* I can only speculate as to why the pep band almost never plays it--although as a Tribe fan I would hardly be surprised if this enjoyable tradition was simply discarded amid a long lull of administrative indifference.

To give you something to look at, I've paired the tune with a few photos of memorable moments/figures from decades of William and Mary football and men's basketball.

The recording comes from the Swem Library digital archives, and this piece and a collection of other recordings by the now-defunct W&M marching band (remember what I said earlier about discarded traditions?) are available here: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCFIzhwMXoc

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Thanks for posting 78. I have not heard the W&M Victory March since I graduated in 1962. It brings back fond memories. The Pep Band should definately start playing this at least once per game, and at a set time. It also should be played over the loud speaker system at basketball games as the team enters Kaplan Arena at the beginning of the game, and possibly as the team returns to start the second half as well.
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I had a history with Dr Varner and more than a few of the members of the W&M band from the early 1970s.
Fortunately I still keep in touch with a couple of them as friends on Facebook.

Fond memories.
04-cheers
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