School Songs





Elder Alma Mater
The Elder Alma Mater was written in 1933.  At the time, the school held a contest to write the lyrics to the Elder Alma Mater.  The winners were Walter Delaney and John Mulvey, both members of the Class of 1933.  Mr. J. Alfred Schehl wrote the music.

 

Elder Alma Mater Lyrics: 
Elder High our Alma Mater,
We will always love thy name,
And today we stand a body,
Ready to proclaim thy fame;
We are loyal to thy colors,
To the Purple and the White;
These reveal the Elder Spirit,
Teaching us what's true and right.
Purple banners waving high,
Snow white pennons heaven born,
See our colors proudly fly,
Royal hues which kings have worn:
When in years to come, we gaze
Fondly back thru mem'ry's haze
We shall treasure thoughts of days 
Which we spent at Elder.

Elder High our Alma Mater,
We will always love thy name,
And today we stand a body,
Ready to proclaim thy fame;
We are loyal to thy colors,
To the Purple and the White;
These reveal the Elder Spirit,
Teaching us what's true and right.


Ol' Elder High
Strike up the joyous song for purple and white.
Sing a victorious song for valor and might.
Let all the hilltops ever echo the cry.
Shout it louder, Ol' Elder High    Go You Panthers, Go 
Go you Panthers, go.
And let this wide world know
Of Purple Panther might,
So fight team, fight, fight, fight!
When the Panther roars,
The Panther always scores.
So hit 'em high and hit 'em low,
Go, you Panthers, go!


We're Number One

What a grand and glorious sight
Is the mighty purple and white
And when all is said and done,
We're from Elder, we're number one!


The Men of Elder High

You'll hear a mighty cheer,
And then you'll know they're near,
And Elder men go marching by.
Then they salute the "E",
And that means victory,
For all the men from Elder High.
The white of blossoms fair,
When spring is in the air,
The Purple of the western sky.
Our colors bright and gay,
And we're proud to say,
That we're the men from Elder High.