Marching DrumlineThe UAB Marching Drumline serves as an integral unit of the UAB Marching Blazers, performing at all home football games as well as several exhibitions and away games during the fall semester. In the past, the UAB Indoor Drumline competed in the PASIC College Marching Drumline Competition 3 times, placing 2nd in 1999. In 2015, the Marching Blazers performed all over the south, in an exhibition for the BOA Super-Regional in Indianapolis, and at Disney World. Continuing their regional performances in 2016 led to the return of football in was an incredible time!!!

Marching Blazers supporting UAB Football

  • #TheReturn of UAB Football in 2017 was incredibly successful - an 8-5 final record, and an appearance in the BAHAMAS BOWL, which was attended by approximately 60 members of the Marching Blazers!
  • In 2018, we went 10-3 with a Conference-USA Championship under our belt and the full band went to the Boca Raton Bowl.

If you've ever wanted to be a part of something special, now is your chance...join us in 2019!!!

2020 Audition Dates:

  • Saturday, May 9, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    (Individual/ensemble auditions, all members)

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  • Saturday, June 6, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    (full ensemble rehearsal)
  • Please reserve Monday afternoons from 1:00 - 5:00 PM on July 6, 13, 20, 27 for additional rehearsals.
  • 2020 UAB Drum Camp: TBD
  • 2020 UAB Band Camp: TBD
  • Fall 2020 Classes begin: August 24


2020 audition material is now available. For sheet music of past years cadences as well as show music, please visit the drumline music page.

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Dr. Gene Fambrough
Assistant Director of Bands, Director of Percussion Studies

David Verin
Front Ensemble Instructor

Brandon Beck
Assistant Drumline Instructor

Javier Aviles
Assistant Drumline Instructor

Regular rehearsal times

  • MWF - 3:30 - 5:15 PM
  • Register for MUP 232 for 1-hour course credit
  • Participate through enrollment at Jefferson State Community College as well!!! Enroll for MUL 198 for credit.