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The Alma Mater (Music: Peter Winkler; Lyrics: Winston Clark)

Stony Brook's Alma Mater, Sandy Shore, was adopted in 1985 after a composition contest. Dr. Peter Winkler, a professor in the Department of Music, in conjunction with lyricist Winston Clark, wrote the winning submission. Carol Marburger, wife of former University President John Marburger, is credited as the guiding spirit behind the song.

The band plays the Alma Mater during its pregame performance at all home football games as well as at the conclusion of the games as the team stands and salutes the band from the field. The band also plays it at the conclusion of all men's and women's home basketball games. 


Sandy shore
Meeting the Northern sea
Ancient ground where newborn dreams arise
Scarlet, gray
Under azure skies
The morning of a lifetime lies in Stony Brook
Raise a grateful cheer for Stony Brook!

Youthful joys
Youthful folly, too
Ancient wisdom seen through youthful eyes
Lifelong friends
Bound by youthful ties
The morning of a lifetime lies in Stony Brook
Raise a grateful cheer for Stony Brook!

 

Fight Song (Music: Perry Goldstein; Lyrics: Howard Gimpel) 

The Fight Song was written by Perry Gosldstein and Howard Gimpel in commemoration of the band's inaugural season.

The band plays the Fight Song while in the tunnel as the football players rush out of the locker room right before the start of the game and after the football team scores a touchdown and field goal. It is also played at the beginning of all men's and women's home basketball games. Lastly, the The Fight Song is played after each football and basketball home victory.

We're the red-hot Seawolves of SBU,
We never stop fighting until the battle's through.
Let's go Stony Brook,
Let's go team,
Don't let go until you hear them scream:
Seawolves Rock,
Seawolves Rule!
Let's go Stony Brook the number one school.

 

Go, Fight, Win (Victory Song) (Music & Lyrics: John Leddy)

The band plays Go, Fight, Win during its pregame performance at all home football games and following each first down during the game. It is also played during breaks at men's and women's basketball games.

Go! Fight! Win!

S - B - U!

S - B - U!

S! B! U!