"Bonaventure Alma Mater" (Sung to "Oh Tannenbaum")
H. A. Mooney, 1909
To play a 1958 SBU Centennial recording by the SBU Men's Chorus, click here (1.5Meg, mp3). Right-click to download the file

Verse 1

  With myrtle wreath we'll deck thy brow,
  Bonas, old St. Bonas.
  The verdant leaves our love avow,
  Bonas, old St. Bonas.
  Thy name was ever fair and bright,
  We'll keep it thus with memory's light,
  And laud thy glorious brown and white,
  Bonas, old St. Bonas.

Verse 2

  Our hearts shall ever be thy shrine,
  Bonas, old St. Bonas.
  Around thy name shall honor twine
  Bonas, old St. Bonas.
  E'er hallowed shall thy memory grow,
  Through years have fled and years shall flow,
  Within our souls thy love shall glow,
  Bonas, old St. Bonas.

 

"Unfurl the Brown and White"
 
L. G. O'Brien (1925) and C. R. Kean (1924)

  Unfurl the Brown and White
  Into the breeze;
  Snow of the mountain height;
  Brown of the trees!
  Emblem of loyalty
  Manhood and might,
  We love thy shining folds 
    of Brown and White!

  Hark! The trumpets are calling,
  Drums like thunder resound;
  Feet in rhythm are falling--
  Armies shaking the ground!
  Rise to the march
  Fill the sky with a throaty cheer--Rah!

  Unfurl the Brown and White
  Into the breeze;
  Snow of the mountain height;
  Brown of the trees!
  Emblem of loyalty
  Manhood and might,
 We love thy shining folds 
    of Brown and White!

To play an mp3 file of the 1958 Centennial recording by the SBU Marching Band click here (900K).  Right-click to download.

To play an mp3 file of the 1958 Centennial recording by the SBU Men's Chorus click here (1.5Meg). Right-click to download.

 

Cheers and Chants

"Bonaventure Yell"

Bonaventure, Bonaventure, Rah, Rah, Rah!
Bonaventure, Bonaventure, Hah, Hah, Hah!
Bonaventure, Brown! Bonaventure White!
Team, Team, You're All Right!

"Locomotive Yell"

S-T-B-O-N-A-S, Rah, Rah, Rah,
S-T-B-O-N-A-S, Rah, Rah, Rah, (shout faster)
S-T-B-O-N-A-S, Rah, Rah, Rah, (shout even faster)
Team, Team, Team!

"The MAN!"

He's a Man! Who's a Man?
He's a Bonaventure Man...
(At this point the crowd chanted the players name 3 times.)

"We've Gotta Team"

We've gotta Team!
We've gotta Yell!
We've gotta Team that fights like... St. Booonas!

Recordings from:  100th Anniversary St. Bonaventure University. RCA Victor. 47M-2671A.

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"Unfurl the Brown and White" added by D. Frank 1/19/04
mp3s added 1/21/04
Last updated:  09/06/04

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