Ralph Williams, professor of music, composed the UMM Hymn in 1960 before the University of Minnesota, Morris even opened its doors. The Morris High School Band performed the UMM Hymn for the first time one month before the first classes officially began. The Men’s Choir performed the hymn at the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962 and at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Those early historical performances began a tradition of campus spirit, loyalty, and pride that continues today.
The UMM Hymn