Band Artifacts

Port Huron High School Fight Song Original Score 1941

Orville Payton, older brother of future long time band director Eric Payton wrote the Port Huron High School Fight Song. This was the second documented attempt to bring about a school song.

In 1931 the Lighthouse School newspaper ran a contest to write a school song. John McWilliams wrote the words and James Frieling a former student from Western University in conjunction with director Elmer Hess wrote the music.

The song did not stick around however because it was never mentioned again in any publications. It wasn’t until 1941 that another school wide contest was held to write a school song and this time a student Orville Payton wrote the music as well. It is the Red and White Fight Song that we still use today.

Band Artifacts

O.Payton -1941