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NCCU Sound Machine Booster Club

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Dr. Stephen J. Wright, an accomplished musician who had begun his professional life as a high school music teacher in Centreville, Maryland and later served as a high school principal  in Upper Marlboro Maryland, had become an assistant professor of education at the North Carolina College For Negroes, a post he secured, he always maintained, because the college (now North Carolina Central University) wanted him to start a band. 


The 20 Principles of

The Marching Sound Machine

Musicianship
Allegiance
Revelation
Creativity
Harmony
Inspiration
Nerve
Guidance

Scholarship
Order
Uniformity
Numbers
Dedication

Morals
Appreciation
Commitment  Humility
Integrity
Notoriety
Energy

View the words of the "Marching Sound Machine Hymn" 
written by  Jorim E. Reid.


Video Band History Comments From
Dr. Jerry Head, Jr.

Marching Band, Pep Band and NCCU Fight Song History From 
 Mr. Xavier L. Cason
 

In preparation for our highest ambition, our duty is to love each other in fellowship as we foster, attain and strive for excellence!


C. Grant O'Kelly wrote the words and music to "N.C.C. Loyalty : A Song" in 1936 and dedicated it to Mrs. Annie Day Shepard, the wife of  NCCU's founder, Dr. James E. Shepard. Mrs. Shepard wrote the lyrics to the NCCU alma mater. The "NCCU Victory Hymn" was written by Charles Gilchrist.

"N.C.C. Loyalty: A Song"
I. Ah, Dear Alma Mater, our voices we raise, To North Carolina our song of grateful praise,
For all she has done and for what she will do, Our lives will be brighter, our aims be more true.
So North Carolina, we'll e'er be true to thee, North Carolina homeland of N.C.C.
Of all the colleges, however they're blest, Our dear old N.C. College, We love, we love the best.  

II. Ah Dear N.C. College, our joy and our pride, There's none other like thee in all the world beside;

God grant that thy sons and daughters may be both honest and noble, ever loyal to thee.
Yes, North Carolina, we'll e'er be true to thee, North Carolina homeland of N.C.C.
Of all the colleges, however they're blest, Our dear old N.C. College, We love we love the best.

Refrain
North Carolina, yes, we'll be true to thee; North Carolina, land where we long to be;
North Carolina, we'll live and die for thee; North Carolina, the home of N.C.C.

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"NCCU Victory Hymn"
Ring dem bells on N.C.'s campus, let them ring ring as ne'er before!
Bow down school now all together, We will bring the vict'ry home.
We will bring the vict'ry home, where ever we may roam.
Neath the sloping hills and verdant green, we will bring the vict'ry home.


The NCCU "Marching Sound Machine Hymn" was written and arranged by Mr. Jorim E. Reid in 2006.