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AHS Lyrics

AHS Loyalty Song, AHS Loyalty Song Videos, AHS Fight Song, C.I.C. Song plus C.I.C. History, Big Eight Conference Song


AHS Loyalty Song Lyrics

Music and lyrics by Richard Day. Richard was the band instructor at Ames High School prior to Mr. Trexel and Mr Homer Gartz for about 35 years. He was also the director of the Ames Municipal Band for at least 40 years.


Click the play button to hear the Ames High Loyalty Song played by the Ames High School Band October 2006

Students of Ames Senior High
Proud of our school are we.
Cheering the orange and the black
On to the victory.
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Comrades in work and in play,
Loyal and true are we.
Doing the best for our high school
Ames Hi Aims High.
(music)
Ames, Fight, Fight, Fight
Ames High fight, fight.
(music)
(Repeat verse)


Ames High School Loyalty Song Videos, Ames, IA


Above: 2011 Ames High School Marching Band performing AHS Loyalty Song (1:01 min)
at the 2011 AHS Homecoming Parade on 5th street in Ames, IA near Triplett Real Estate


Above: 2008 Ames High School Marching Band performing AHS Loyalty Song (1:57 min)
AHS Homecoming Parade 5th and Kellogg, Ames, IA, September 15, 2008


Above: 2009 Ames High School Marching Band playing the AHS Loyalty Song (2:32 min)
AHS night football game 2009


Above: 2009 Ames High School Marching Band performing AHS Loyalty Song (1:06 min)
ISU 2009 87th VEISHA Parade Saturday April 18, 2009


Above: 2010 Ames High School Marching Band performing the AHS Loyalty Song (1:58 min) - marching along a street near AHS
Note: slightly different version of the Loyalty Song 2010


Above: 2010 Ames High School Marching Band playing the AHS Loyalty Song (1:50 min)
ISU 2010 88th VEISHA Parade Saturday April 17, 2010


Above: 2011 Ames High School Marching Band performing the AHS Loyalty Song (1:33 min)
ISU 2011 89th VEISHA Parade Saturday April 16, 2011


AHS Fight Song Lyrics

Our team will always fight, rah-rah.

Our team is always right, rah-rah.
And we will make the rafter ring
As loyal Ames fans sing.
All loyal fans are we, rah-rah.
And proud we'll always be, rah-rah
To cheer our team to V-I-C-T-O-R-Y.
For Old Ames High.
(music)
Go, Ames, Go!
(music)
Go, Ames, Go!
Ames, Ames
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
(Repeat verse)


C.I.C. Song Lyrics (Central Iowa Conference 1926 to 1968)

We don't care 'bout the fame of ol' Marshalltown
Or the feats of Osky High;
And Grinnell is a team that we love to beat
And the same goes for old Boone High.
Oh! Don't send my poor boy to Newton
I'd rather see him die.
Send my boy to A.H.S.
It's the bestest of the best.
Lend an ear, give a cheer
For old Ames High School
Fight, fight, fight, fight
(music)
(clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
Ames High
(Repeat verse)

The C.I.C. (Central Iowa Conference) Song isn't sung anymore because that conference, which included Ames, Boone, Grinnell, Marshalltown, Newton and Oskaloosa, no longer exists. It is still a good song, but not relevant anymore.

Some interesting history of the C.I.C. conference in an email (below) from Bill Ripp to Ed Hendrickson Jr. on 2/17/2007

Ed,

The CIC Conference started April 24, 1926 after earlier discussions involving charter members -- Ames, Boone, Grinnell, Marshalltown, Newton and Oskaloosa. The first three events held in the conference that spring were:

I think Ames was in the conference until the 1968 school-year when AHS joined Fort Dodge, Mason City, Waterloo East and West, Marshalltown and Newton in the new Big Seven, which later became the Big Eight when Waterloo Central opened.

I think this information is accurate, but I would want to check a couple of things to make sure, if it is going to be published "as gospel!"

Sincerely,

Bill Ripp

PS: AHS is currently in the Des Moines Metro Conference, of which there are three divisions of six teams each.

AHS Fight Song, Loyalty song lyrics, and song information history provided by Bill Ripp 2/14/2007

Click to see the Ames High - Boone High C.I.C. Victory Bell on page 1 of the 1991 AHSAA newsletter

Big Eight Conference Song (1968- )

Tracey Stoll AHS 1974 alumna provided the following Big Eight Conference song lyrics. She had sung the song so much at AHS that she still had committed it to memory. Note, this song is and sung to the same tune as the C.I.C Conference song, and the words to both are very similar.

(sung fast)
We don't care 'bout the fame of ol' Marshalltown
Or the feats of Newton High;
Cedar Falls is a team that we love to beat,
and the same goes for Mason City High.
Yah Team!
Don't send your boys to Fort Dodge
I'd rather see them die.

(change in key and sing slowly)
Waterloo both East and West,
A.H.S. is still the best
Lend an ear, give a cheer
For old Ames High School
Fight, fight, fight, fight
(music)
(clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)