An exciting time was had by Upper School students last week at the first Pep Rally of the year! Celebrating fall sports teams, this outdoor celebration also encouraged some friendly competition between our Purple and White teams.

The Ashley Hall experience is full of rich traditions, but none as colorful and exciting as the school’s Purple and White Teams. Started by school founder Miss McBee before a competitive athletics program was in place, the Purple and White teams offered the student body a fun way to participate in a robust intramural sports program, show school spirit, and encourage achievement both in and out the classroom.   

Today, students receive their team color beginning in the 5th grade. If a student’s mother, grandmother, or sister attended Ashley Hall, she is automatically on that relative’s team. New Ashley Hall girls receive their team color by lot. The goal of each team is to encourage good sportsmanship, teamwork, loyalty and friendly competition. A student does not contribute to her team solely through athletics; points are accumulated by participation in academic and extracurricular activities as well. The Team Cup is awarded at the end of the year to the team with the most points. 

Want to hear the Purple and White Team fight songs? Click on the buttons below to have a listen. 

Purple Team Fight Song

White Team Fight Song