- Fight On, State
"Fight On, State" Fight Song by Penn State Blue Band
- For the fight song of the University of Southern California, see "Fight On".
"Fight On, State" is the official fight song of The Pennsylvania State University. It is most widely known for being played by the Penn State Blue Band after scores at football games, and during the band's pre-game show. It is designed specifically for being played after a touchdown, because it is played through once in its entirety, and then slows down quickly, and stops. It then resumes after the extra point is kicked by the team.
"New Fight On, State", known simply as "NFOS", is a shortened version of the song that is played without the slowdown and pause. It is the second fight song performed in the Penn State Blue Band's pregame show. Written in 1968, "NFOS" takes the band out of a four step interval block into a PSU formation on the field. "NFOS" is performed two different ways during the pregame show. During the transfer to the PSU formation the band plays "NFOS short" which starts about half way through the piece and continues to the end. After the Floating Lions drill, the band plays "NFOS long" which is simply the entire piece.
Fight on State, Fight on State,
- Strike your gait and win.
Victory we predict for thee,
- We're ever true to you, dear old
White and Blue.
- Onward, State, Onward, State,
Roar, Lions, Roar!
- We'll hit that line, roll up the score,
Fight on to victory evermore,
- Fight on, on on, on, on,
Fight on, Penn State!
- Penn State Alma Mater, official alma mater of the The Pennsylvania State University
- The Nittany Lion, traditional fight song of The Pennsylvania State University played by the Blue Band during football games
- Mp3s of "Fight On, State" and "NFOS" at the Penn State Blue Band website
Official fight songs of the Big Ten Conference
Illinois Loyalty and Oskee Wow-Wow (Illinois) • Indiana, Our Indiana (Indiana) • Iowa Fight Song (Iowa) • The Victors (Michigan) • Michigan State University Fight Song (Michigan State) • Minnesota Rouser (Minnesota) • Hail Varsity and Dear Old Nebraska U (There Is No Place Like Nebraska) (Nebraska) • Go U Northwestern (Northwestern) • Across the Field and Buckeye Battle Cry (Ohio State) • Fight On, State (Penn State) • Hail Purdue! (Purdue) • On, Wisconsin! (Wisconsin)
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