School Songs

Glee Club Members, photo by Esther Bubley Glee Club members, photo by Esther Bubley (Scan #0495). Historical Photograph Collection (Box 197), University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries

Over the years, the University Archives has collected a number of recordings by the campus singing groups and bands. Below are some selections from these performances, including many Columbia school songs. The songs were performed by the Glee Club in 1952 and at the 2010 Glee Club Reunion.

2010 Glee Club Reunion

Nearly 100 Glee Club alumni, going as far back as the Class of 1952, gathered in song during Alumni Reunion Weekend 2010. From the recording, one would never know that these men and women had never sung together before or that they only rehearsed for four hours.

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Glee Club 1952

Roar, Lion, Roar

Alma Mater

Stand Columbia

Sans Souci

Drinking Song

Glee Club 2010 Reunion

Roar, Lion, Roar

Alma Mater

Stand Up and Cheer

Glee Club from the 1952 Columbian Glee Club photograph from the 1952 Columbian.