Do you know all the words to Barrington High School’s alma mater?
You shouldn’t, because such a song doesn’t exist, though that may be about to change.
At a school committee meeting earlier this month, chairman Patrick Guida said it had recently occurred to him that the high school lacked an alma mater or anthem. Mr. Guida said he had talked with a couple people on the matter, including high school instrumental director Barbara Hughes, and thought the school committee should consider calling on local music teachers to put together a tune.
“I don’t know if anybody else is a sentimentalist like I am who would look favorably on that but I thought I would put it on the table,” Mr. Guida said, adding both his high school and college had anthems.
School committee member Scott Fuller then light-heartedly asked Mr. Guida if he would perform one of the songs, a request Mr. Guida politely declined.
The matter was left for further discussion at a future school committee meeting.