Sheet Music: On, Brave Old Army Team

TitleOn, Brave Old Army Team
ComposerPhilip Egner (1870–1956)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE-flat major
RangeBb4–F6
Time signature4/4
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time1:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-01-04
Last updated2011-01-04
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Fight songs, Military music, Sports music

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Tuesday 4 January 2011

Tune of the Day: On, Brave Old Army Team

Fight song of the United States Military Academy

“On, Brave Old Army Team” was originally written in 1910 by Lt. Philip Egner, conductor, cellist, and bandmaster for the 17th US Infantry Band. Legend tells us that he conceived the tune while walking home one day, and jotted the notes on his stiffly starched cuff, lest he forget them.

The song was immediately popularized among the Corps of Cadets. With Army's football dominance in the mid-1940s, the song became the singing trademark of athletics at West Point and at U.S. Army installations throughout the world.

Thanks to Alexa for suggesting this piece!