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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


June 2, 1897
The University's alma mater, "Hark the Sound," which was originally called "Hail to the Brightest Star," was first performed by the Carolina Glee Club. The words of the song were written by William Starr Myers, Class of 1897. To view the lyrics and hear a rendition of "Hark the Sound," see the Music Library's UNC-Chapel Hill School Songs.
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