Fight Songs

Today, the band plays, students’ cheer and fans yell this simple rally cry – repeated several times to celebrate victories – called “Ole”:


Olé.., Olé, Olé, Olé

Gauchos, Gauchos!


Similar to other University of California campuses, UCSB adapts its own version of Sons of California played periodically by the Gaucho Pep Band. 

El “C” Grande (The Big “C”)

We are Sons of Santa Barbara (or California)

Fighting for the Gold and Blue

Palms of glory we will win

For Alma Mater true

Poly’s men will soon be routed

By our dazzling U-C-S-B

We’ll stomp ‘em in the mud

Their green will turn to blood

In our hour of victory!

U! C! Sss! B! U-C-S-B. Go Gauchos!


California, Here I Come (seldom played)

When the wintry winds starts blowing,

And the snow is starting in the fall,

Then my eyes went westward knowing,

That's the place that I love best of all.

California I've been blue, Since I've been away from you,

I can't wait 'till I get going, Even now I'm starting in a call:

California, Here I Come, Right back where I started from.

Where bowers of flowers, Bloom in the spring.

Each morning at dawning, Birdies sing at everything.

A sun-kissed miss said, "Don't be late!" That's why I can hardly wait.

Open up that golden gate, California, Here I Come."


UC Alma Mater

Hail to California, Alma Mater dear

Sing the joyful chorus, sound it far and near,

Rallied 'round her banner, we shall never fail,

California, Alma Mater, Hail! Hail! Hail!"