so we wanted to get in on the action. We're going to post a bunch of Notre Dame "did you know" posts today. First up, let's talk about the legendary ND Alma Mater, "Notre Dame, Our Mother". The music was composed by Notre Dame band director Joseph Cassanta with the lyrics coming from University President Reverend CharlesO'Donnell. The song debuted at halftime of the Notre Dame Stadium Dedication Game in 1930. The song is played at the conclusion of most major events at the school, most notably at the conclusion of football games. If you've never witnessed the singing of the alma mater at the end of a game, check it out below. It is something to behold. It's absolutely one of the greatest traditions in sports.
Music composer Joseph Casasanta
Lyric composer Reverand Charles O'Donnell
Prince Shembo, Manti Te’o and Robby Toma sing "Notre Dame, Our Mother" on Senior Day 2012.
Alma Mater (Notre Dame Our Mother)
Notre Dame Our Mother, tender strong and true,
proudly in the heavens gleams thy gold and blue,
glory's mantle cloaks thee, golden is thy fame,
and our hearts forever praise thee, Notre Dame,
and our hearts forever love thee, Notre Dame.