Dr. Edward Jones Freeman (for which Freeman Hall is named) wrote a fight song called “Tiger Rah” around 1935. "Tiger Rah" was reintroduced in 2002 as the cheer played after a 3-point field goal.

Other fight songs during Clemson’s History have been “As the Caissons Go Rolling Along” and “Dixie”

The Tiger, December 9, 1937:
"Band Organization Now Composed of Four Units
The Clemson College Band Company, 101 strong, has completed its reorganization under the supervision of Cadet Captain R.M. Murray and Bandmaster Herbert C. Green, and now ranks with the South’s finest college organizations
The musical organization is now broken into four distinct units: The 101 piece parade band, the 46 piece concert band, the 55 piece junior band, and the 10 piece college dance orchestra, the Jungleers. All are under the director of maestro Green."

In 1938, Clemson Concert Band played“Entry of the Gladiators”, “El Capitan”, “King Cotton”, “Tiger Rah” and other pieces on the National Farm and Home Hour, a nationally broadcasted radio program on NBC.


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