Singing a New Tune
The UT Arlington alma mater, Forever Arlington, has a new melody that befits the concert hall as well as the basketball arena. Sung publicly for the first time at the 2011 MavsMeet Convocation by the Marching Band, the song underwent a makeover by noted composer George Chave. An associate professor in the Department of Music, Dr. Chave was charged with penning a tune that was less formal and less vocally complex than the original, composed in 1967 by Lucien Cailliet. The lyrics, written by two students during the 1939–40 academic year, remain the same.