Creating the
Sound of Loyola

THE MUSIC OF LOYOLA

For 150 years, Loyola has been an academic, social, and spiritual sanctuary for the lives of so many thousands of young men in these pivotal, inspiring years in the journey of life.

Jimmy Dunne was honored to spend hours around the piano in Loyola’s Chapel with Father Greg Goethals — exploring what to emotionally express in writing Loyola’s Alma Mater.

Hours before ever playing a note, Jimmy Dunne listened to Father Greg’s heartfelt stories of what what every young man felt walking through the halls of that sacred place of discovery — while they looked into the future of what core values will stand Loyola’s test of time.

“We were both so emotional thinking about the obligation before us in writing a song that generations of Cubs would sing — that would express the essence of being from this extraordinary home in such important years of their lives,” said Jimmy Dunne.

Jimmy built the song around the words that every Loyola young man knows; “We are men for others; forever band of brothers.”

They also spoke to the idea that every single student that has walked its hall defines that Loyola is.

It was first performed by the Loyola Men’s Choir at their graduation — extraordinarily received by a packed audience.

 

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