William Fleming High School unveiled its new fight song at tonight's Homecoming Game against Northside. The old band director left and took the old tune with him. He could've sued because he wrote the original.
That contribution will be the beginning of a new legacy for Broddie Thompson, Kenneth Basham, their classmates and William Fleming High School for years to come.
You probably wouldn't recognize it if you heard it but William Fleming's new fight song is destined to become a part of school history.
Broddie Thompson and Kenneth Basham were among several students who submitted songs to replace the school's old fight song after the school relinquished the rights to use it. For them having their ideas mixed together to form one lasting song was a dream.
"I can't believe I get to leave my legacy at Fleming forever," Thompson told Your Hometown News Leader.
"I just wanted to keep the pride at William Flemming high school, keep it at home and just give the fans and the athletics supporters something to be happy about," Basham said.
Unfortunately, not all Fleming fans were happy about the change
William Fleming alumnus, Connie Arnold, said, "I think it should've been kept the same."
But proud Fleming students say they're only uniting the school and spreading a positive message.
"It just brings people together," said Thompson. "It doesn't matter what color you are what's wrong with you or how different you are from everyone else. Music is just open for everyone."
"It's like we're leaving a legacy for everyone to remember us by and it really is humbling," Basham commented.