Sheet Music: Across the Field

TitleAcross the Field
Alternate titlesFight the Team Across the Field
ComposerWilliam A. Dougherty, Jr
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB-flat major
RangeD5–F6
Time signature2/4
Tempo176 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-02-05
Last updated2010-02-05
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Categories
Fight songs, Marches, Sports music

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Friday 5 February 2010

Tune of the Day: Across the Field

Ohio State University fight song

“(Fight The Team) Across the Field” is one of several fight songs of the Ohio State University, and the oldest one still in current use. Written in 1915 by OSU student William A. Dougherty, Jr., it made its first public appearance the same year at a pep rally for the football game against Illinois.

Although the lyrics reference football heroics, the song is used by teams of all sports, and has also been adapted by many other universities and high schools in the United States.