Mepham School Songs
The Mepham March
Words by Margaret Churchman Pritchard
Words by Myrtle Telleen Collins
We have exerpted a letter from Mrs. Pritchard telling the story of the Mepham March:
Two weeks before the first pep rally, Mr. Calhoun asked George and me to compose an alma mater and pep songs for the new school to be used at the rally. George said he could write a march but no "alma mater" so he composed the music and I put words to it.
Dwane Collins, a psychologist [the guidance counselor], had a background in music so he volunteered to write a melody [for the "Alma Mater"].
Margaret Churchman Pritchard
We have exerpted a letter from Mrs. Collins telling the story of the Mepham Alma Mater:
I remember the day I wrote the words for the music DWane had written. (His first degree was in public school music.) I wasn't feeling well, so stayed in bed. DWane said, "Since you're not doing anything, why don't you write an alma mater for Mepham. So I did."
With sincere good wishes to you and yours,
The words to "Alma Mater" are from the 1942 Treasure Chest, which also included the music. To see the music (206KB) click here.