Victory was composed by Penn State Glee Club Member James Leyden in 1913. Leyden became a popular songwriter and father to Blue Band Drum Major James Leyden Jr. (1939-41). Today Victory can be heard as the band exits the field for halftime, during parades, and in the stands.


FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! for the Blue and White,
Victory will our Slogan be.
Dear Alma Mater, Fairest of all
Thy loyal sons will obey thy call,
To FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! with all their might
ever the goal to gain;
Into the game for Penn State’s fame, Fight on to vict’ry (WE! ARE! PENN! STATE!)
Fight on to victory.