Beta Alumnus Compiles Colgate Song Book

Isle of Blues photo

In the photo: Lloyd Huntley (second from left) and his band at the Beta House (1923), long before Lloyd returned to campus as Director of Student Activities.

The 21st Century Colgate Song Book was compiled and edited by Tom “Atom” Vincent '53 and published by Colgate’s Department of Alumni Relations, and is the first updated song book from the college in half a century. The idea for this version started in 1978, when Atom introduced his song “Our Colgate” at his 25th Reunion—the first Colgate song written from the alumni perspective and first to mention women. At his 60th Reunion last year, however, Atom decided to campaign for a songbook update to include his song.

An agreement between Colgate and his company, Marketing a la Carte, Ltd., was signed to update and expand the 1958 songbook. The final product is more than a volume of “song arrangements.” As Atom explained, “It’s also a fun look at music and campus life over nearly 200 years in words and pictures—a must for anyone who really celebrates the Colgate spirit!”

Now the “Singing Fraternity” has a special new way to raise its voice in song! The book sells for $34.95 and can be ordered through the Colgate Bookstore. Read more about the song book in the summer 2014 edition of the newsletter!

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