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									                                        DG Folder Order
       DG Leader Letter
       Co-Chair Letter (you will get this from your Chair(s) later on)
       Namesake Letter (you will get this from your Namesake later on)
       Fightin’ Texas Aggie Yells
       Fightin’ Texas Aggie Songs
       Traditions
       Aggie Dictionary
       “Dear Mom and Dad” Silver Taps letter
       Last Corps Trip
       Roll Call for the Absent
       More T-Camp Fun
       T-Camp Friends
       Texas A&M Map*

*You’ll have to find this for your folder, we didn’t include it, but it must be in your folder.

Some Suggestions for Additional Material
   Your Camp Hump-It
   Helpful Hints for Transfers
   Fun things to do in College Station
   Feel free to be creative with colored paper!!!
   Football Schedule
   DG Dinner Plans, After camp socials etc.
Remember….If you wouldn’t have found it helpful, they won’t either! It needs QUALITY, not
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Fightin’ Texas Aggie Songs!
THE AGGIE WAR HYMN                            THE SPIRIT OF AGGIELAND
Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck!                   Some may boast of prowess bold,
Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck!                   Of the schools they think so grand.
Goodbye to texas university,                  But there’s a Spirit can ne’er be told,
So long to the orange and the white,          It’s the Spirit of Aggieland!
Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies,           (chorus)
They are the ones that show the real old      We are the Aggies - the Aggies are we,
fight.                                        True to each other as Aggies can be.
“The eyes of Texas are upon you…”             We’ve got to fight boys,
That is the song they sing so well,           We’ve got to fight!
So goodbye to texas university,               We’ve got to fight for Maroon and White!
We’re gonna beat you all to                   After they’ve boosted all the rest,
        Chi-ga-roo-gar-em                     They will come and join the best,
        Chi-ga-roo-gar-em                     For we are the Aggies - the Aggies are we
        Rough! Tough!                         We’re from Texas AMC
        Real Stuff! Texas A&M!                (Yell sequence that follows, traditionally
Saw varsity’s horns off!                      deleted at Muster)
Saw varsity’s horns off!                      T-E-X-A-S
Saw varsity’s horns off!                      A-G-G-I-E
Short!                                        Fight! Fight! Fight – Fight – Fight!
varsity’s horns are sawed off!                Fight! Maroon! And White-White-White!
varsity’s horns are sawed off!                A-G-G-I-E
varsity’s horns are sawed off!                Texas! Texas! A-M-C
Short!                                        Gig ‘Em Aggies 1-2-3
                                              Farmers Fight! Farmers Fight!
                                              Fight! Fight!
THE TWELFTH MAN                               Farmers, Farmers Fight!
Texas Aggies down in Aggieland,
We’ve got Aggie Spirit to a man.
Stand united! That’s the Aggie theme,
We’re the 12th Man on the team.
When we’re down, the goin’s rough and
tough,
We just grin and yell: “We’ve got the stuff
To fight together for the Aggie dream,”
We’re the 12th Man on that FIGHTIN’
AGGIE TEAM!
                                Aggie Dictionary
Add/Drop: process during registration where             Parents of the Year are chosen and Academic,
courses are added and dropped; only for the first       Corps, and Spirit awards are presented.
few days of class.                                      Privilege: a prerogative merited by virtue of class
Aggie Spirit: indefinable, yet an awesome force         rank.
that overtakes students, former students, and friends   Pulling Out: the act of doing an upperclassman’s
of Texas A&M.                                           wildcat. One class above you is “good bull” anything
Aggieland: (1.) Home of the Fightin’ Texas Aggies;      more is “ball bull.” i.e. Freshmen doing a Senior
(2.) Texas A&M’s yearbook.                              wildcat is “bad bull.”
Association of Former Students: The alumni              Q-Drop: the process of dropping a course after
association—there is no such thing as an Ex-Aggie;      the designated add/drop period without penalty.
there are only former Students. You don’t have to       Remember, you only get 3, so use them wisely.
graduate to join the Association.                       Quad: where the Crops residence halls are located
Bad Bull: anything that does not promote the            Redpots: students who were responsible for
Aggie spirit                                            coordinating the building of Bonfire. There were 16,
The Batt: The Battalion, Texas A&M’s student            (eight seniors, eight juniors); the seniors wore red
newspaper.                                              hardhats or “pots.”
B.Q: a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.         Rest: Be Quiet!
Bootline: After each home game half-time                Replant: The planting of thousands of trees every
performance, seniors line up at the north end of        year on public lands; one of the largest student run
Kyle Field to welcome the team back onto the field      environmental projects in the nation.
Commons: (1.) The residence hall complex                R.V.’s: Ross Volunteers—members of the military
consisting of Krueger, Dunn, Aston, and Mosher          honor company named for Lawrence Sullivan Ross;
halls and the dining and recreational areas the halls   the oldest student organization in Texas.
share; (2.) University Commons Apartment.               Sbisa: Pronounced “sa-bee-sa”; claims to be the
C.T.: a member of the Corps of Cadets                   largest dining hall on any college campus.
Dead Elephant: Any senior student during the            Sco-Pro: Scholastic probation
spring semester.                                        Tea-sip: student at t.u.
Elephant Walk: The annual walk around campus            t.u.: Aggie term for the University of Texas
is done to symbolize the Seniors dying usefulness to    Two Percenter: student who does not display the
the 12th Man.                                           true Aggie Spirit.
E-Walk: The junior version of Elephant Walk; it         Uncover: To take off your hat, usually during a yell
was originally put in place to keep the juniors         or before you enter the MSC.
distracted and out of the seniors’ way.                 Whipping Out: the way freshman Corps members
Fish Pond: fountain across the street from the All      greet Corps upperclassmen, usually with a
Faith’s Chapel.                                         handshake and a “Howdy!”
G.P.R.: Grade point ratio. (G.P.A.)                     Wildcat: Another Aggie expression of approval;
Good Bull: anything that promotes the Aggie Spirit.     each academic class has its own wildcat.
Hullabaloo: (1.) the first word in the Aggie War        Freshman:           AAAAAAAA!
Hymn; (2.) a cafeteria located in the basement of the   Sophomore:          A-A-A-A-A!
MSC.                                                    Junior:             A-A-A-Whoop!
Mt. Aggie: the practice ski slope that hosts ski        Senior:             A-Whoop!
classes.                                                Yell: commonly known at other universities as a
Mugging: the practice of kissing at Midnight Yell       cheer.
and Football games.                                     Zip: (1.) senior in the corps, identified by a gold
Non-reg: an undergraduate student who is not a          braid on his/her hat, and senior boots (2.) Any
member of the Corps of Cadets                           senior.
Ol’ Army: Like it “used to be” at A&M.
Parent’s Weekend: A University-wide activity set
aside to honor Aggie parents, usually held in the
spring semester. Also that Sunday, the Aggie
“Dear Mom and Dad,
        Right now it’s 11:00 and call to quarters is over. I should be in bed but there
is something I have to tell you both first. I’m sitting here at my desk with tears in
my eyes and thinking more about life itself than I ever had before.
        I’m not crying because of what I’m going through…but rather because I’ve
experienced tonight what A&M is all about. Mother and Dad, we’re one big family
here and I now know what it means to be an Aggie. Tonight was Silver Taps.
        In case you don’t know what this is, I’m going to tell you and you’ve got to
listen. Anytime a student here loses his life…no matter how…on an assigned date
soon afterwards, we have what is called Silver Taps. Everyone gathers in front of
the Academic Building, in front of which is a flag pole on which the Silver Taps
notice is posted.
        No one says a word from the time we leave the dorms until the next morning.
All is quiet and all the lights on campus are turned off. Even the lights on the Coke
machines.
        At 10:30pm, when everyone is in place in front of the Academic Building, a
firing team fires a twenty-one gun salute in honor of those who died. The buglers
play “Silver Taps” and it’s over.
        Tonight I experienced one of the most solemn feelings I’ve ever had and feel
so good inside. Mom, Dad, it was like God Himself was there with us. I guess
you’re wishing I would grow up and stop carrying on like this about Silver
Taps…but, it was so…I can’t even tell you how it was, there is nothing else like it.


                                                           Be Careful and I love you both,
                                                                                    D.C.”



Three weeks later, Silver Taps again rolled into the chill darkness from the dome of the
Academic Building. This time, it was for three A&M students killed in a car/truck accident near
Roanoke in Denton County on November 9. One of them was Don Coward.
                 “The Last Corps Trip”
It was Judgment Day in Aggieland                “That swelled as if to burst with pride
And tenseness filled the air;                   When we our judgment made?”
All knew there was a trip at hand,
But not a soul knew where.                      “Why, sir, that’s the Cadet Corps
                                                That’s known both far and wide
Assembled on the drill field                    For backing up their fighting team
Was the world-renowned Twelfth Man,             Whether they won, lost or tied.”
The entire fighting Aggie team
And the famous Aggie Band.                      “Well, then,” said St. Peter,
                                                “It’s very plain to me
And out in front with Royal Guard               That within the realms of Heaven
The reviewing party stood;                      They should spend eternity.
St. Peter and his angel staff
Were choosing bad from good.                    And have the Texas Aggie Band
                                                At once commence to play
First he surveyed the Aggie team                For their fates too we must decide
And in terms of an angel swore,                 Upon this crucial day.”
“By Jove, I do believe I’ve seen
This gallant group before.                      And the drum major so hearing
                                                Slowly raised his hand
I’ve seen them play since way back when,        And said, “Boys, let’s play The Spirit
And they’ve always had the grit;                For the last time in Aggieland.”
I’ve seen ‘em lose and I’ve seen ‘em win
But I’ve never seen ‘em quit.                   And the band poured forth the anthem,
                                                In notes both bright and clear
No need for us to tarry here                    And ten thousand Aggie voices
Deciding upon their fates;                      Sang the song they hold so dear.
Tis plain as the halo on my head
That they’ve opened Heaven’s gates.”            And when the band had finished,
                                                St. Peter wiped his eyes
And when the Twelfth Man heard this,            And said, “It’s not so hard to see
They let out a mighty yell                      They’re meant for Paradise.”
That echoed clear to Heaven
And shook the gates of Hell.                    And the colonel of the Cadet Corps said
                                                As he stiffly took his stand,
“And what group is this upon the side,”         “It’s just another Corps Trip, boys,
St. Peter asked his aide,                       We’ll march in behind the band.”


P.H. Duval Jr. ‘51

This is one of the most famous poems about the Aggie Corps. It is read at Bonfire and
Muster each year, as well as any time we have trouble putting that Aggie Spirit within us
into words.
            Roll Call For The Absent
  In this ceremony, we honor the memory of fellow Texas A&M men and women whose
death prevents their Roll Call at this annual Muster. The roll is a symbolic Roll Call of all
students and former students whom death has taken from our ranks, but whose memory
        lives in our hearts. As each name is called, a comrade will answer: “Here!”


                     In many lands and climes this April day
                            Proud sons of Texas A&M unite.
                     Our loyalty to country, school, we pay,
                            And seal our pact with bonds of common might.

                     We live again those happy days of yore
                            On campus, field, in classroom, dorm and drill.
                     Fond memory brings a sign – by nothing more;
                            Now we are men and life’s a greater thrill.

                     On Corregidor fifty-three years ago today
                            A band of gallant Aggies, led by Moore,
                     Held simple rites which to us doth say:
                            The Spirit shall prevail through cannon roar!

                     Before we part and go upon our way,
                            We pause to honor those we knew so well;
                     The old familiar faces we miss so much today
                            Left cherished recollections that time cannot dispel.

                     Softly call the Muster,
                             Let comrade answer, “Here!”
                     Their spirits hover ‘round us
                             As if to bring us cheer!

                     Mark them “present” in our hearts.
                            We’ll meet some other day.
                     There is no death, but life eterne
                            For our old friends such as they!

                                                   Dr. John Ashton, ‘06
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