On October 6, 1911, when U-M senior Earl V. Moore played the opening syncopated chords of “Varsity” at University Hall, “the assembled throng roared its approval,” wrote Joseph Dobos (U-M ’71) in “The Story of Varsity,” a short article for the Michigan Band Alumni Association. According to Dobos, “The song was a hit; encore after encore was demanded.”

One hundred years later, “Varsity” is still revered today. Read more about “Varsity” in the Fall 2011 LSA Magazine.