The 20 Principles of
The Marching Sound Machine
View the words of the "Marching Sound Machine Hymn"
written by Jorim E. Reid.
1938 * Dr. Stephen Junius Wright Organized The First NCCU Band Program
1944 - 1956 * Wesley I. Howard
- 1956 - 1957 * Dr. Joseph T. Mitchell
- 1957 - 1958 * Herschel McGinnis
- 1958 - 1967 * Dr. Richard Henry Lee Jones
- 1967 - 1971 * Dr. Joseph T. Mitchell
- 1971 - 1975 * Willie J. Williams
- 1975 - 1976 * Dr. Joseph T. Mitchell
- 1976 - 1989 * Dr. Jerry Head, Jr.
- 1989 - 1997 * Xavier L. Cason
- 1997 - 2001 * Robyn L. Reaves
- 2001 - 2014 * Dr. Jorim E. Reid
2014 - 2022 *Thurman D. Hollins
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.
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.
"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.