Skip to main content
Logo for Alumni

Fight Song & Alma Mater

Fight Song

The words of our fight song, "Fight for Santa Clara," have been inspiring enthusiasm in Broncos for over a century.

Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra

circa 1937 (1.41 MB)
Listen Now »





Cupertino Fight for Santa Clara cropped

Cupertino Symphonic Band

circa 2004 (663 KB)
Listen Now »






Rectangle Fight Song Graphic

Santa Clara's Glee Club and Anson Weeks Orchestra

circa 1930 (1468 KB)
Listen Now »





The association's annual fight song competition during Spirit Week. Watch the video from last year below.

Alma Mater

Written by Joseph Riordan, as published in The Redwood, VXI (1916)

Santa Clara, Alma Mater,
Lo! our hearts are pledged to thee
El Dorado's first born daughter
Who beside the Western sea,
Where the palm and olive mingle,
Bade the torch of science burn,
When our footsteps bear us from thee
Back to thee our hearts will turn.


This the Mission Bells are telling
As exultingly they ring,
"Santa Clara, Santa Clara,"
Alma Mater," sweet they sing.
Where the palm and olive mingle
Proudly raise their heads on high
in the earliest fane of science
Built beneath our Western sky.


Join us on Facebook  Follow us on X, formerly Twitter X    Join our network on LinkedIn  

Mission Church, SCU Logo  Watch us on YouTube  View our Photos on Flickr  Watch us on Vimeo  social media bronco exchange