Skip to main content
Skip to navigation

This site is archival. Please visit the current MIZZOU magazine site for up-to-date content.

mini-marching.jpgMarching Mizzou/mizzoumag.missouri.edu/2008-spring/profiles/music-man/mini-marching.jpg11449604 Give a Cheer.mp3/mizzoumag.missouri.edu/2008-spring/profiles/music-man/04 Give a Cheer.mp3999587playlist.xml/mizzoumag.missouri.edu/2008-spring/profiles/music-man/playlist.xml756mini-bolte.jpgbolte/mizzoumag.missouri.edu/2008-spring/profiles/music-man/mini-bolte.jpg54958bolte.mp3/mizzoumag.missouri.edu/2008-spring/profiles/music-man/bolte.mp31738112mediaplayer.swf/mizzoumag.missouri.edu/2008-spring/profiles/music-man/mediaplayer.swf34353

Alumni Profile

A piano man's tribute

Carl Bolte

You need Adobe Flash and javascript to hear this audio presentation.

Carl Bolte Jr.’s passion for life, love, and, yes, even the Mizzou Tigers, resonates in his vast repertoire of songs. Click play to hear him sing and Marching Mizzou play a Tiger fight song.

Carl Bolte Jr. is a piano man — a piano man with a song for any occasion. His repertoire is packed with writing for musicals, church, wife Jane Ann, the Navy, the Kansas City Royals and, of course, Mizzou.

“Give A Cheer for Mizzou’s Tigers” is one of the most recognizable Tiger fight songs, and Bolte is proud of his tribute to his alma mater. “I am a lifelong fan,” he says. “I’ll always cheer on our Tigers.”

Access the audio player at right to hear two versions of “Give a Cheer.” Track 1 is a recording of Bolte singing his composition solo, and track 2 is the song as played by Marching Mizzou.