Southern suns and sky blue water,
Smile upon you Alma mater;
Mistress of this fruitful land,
With all knowledge at your hand,
Always just to honor true,
All our love we pledge to you.
Alma Mater, stand forever
On Biscayne's wondrous shore.
The Band of the Hour
The University of Miami "Band of the Hour" received its name in 1948 as it was playing Fillmore's march, the "Man of the Hour" during a halftime performance in the Orange Bowl. The announcer spoke over the stadium public address, "The Man of the Hour played by the Band of the Hour!" The name caught on among students and the local press, and the band adopted it as its official title.