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.
  • In 2019, we traveled to Boca Raton for the C-USA Championship game and also to New Orleans for the New Orleans Bowl.
  • In 2020, we captured yet another C-USA Championship.
  • Beginning in 2021, we began playing our home games at brand-new Protective Stadium.
  • In 2023 we will join the American Athletic Conference...join us!!!

2023 Audition Dates:

  • Saturday, May 6, 2023 - Video auditions due
  • Saturday, June 3, 2023 - CALL BACK rehearsal #1 (on-campus)
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023 - CALL BACK rehearsal #2 (on-campus)
  • Please reserve the week of August 7 for percussion camp and the week of August 13 for Marching Blazers Band Camp. Fall 2023 classes begin on August 21.


2023 audition material will be available by February 1 through the link below.

View Audition Material


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

Madison Hart
Front Ensemble Instructor

Dakota Smith
Assistant Drumline Instructor

Regular rehearsal times

  • MWF - 3:30 - 5:15 PM
  • Please avoid scheduling a 2:30 MWF course to allow time for rehearsal prep and 3:00 warmup time.
  • Register for MUP 232 for 1-hour course credit.
  • Local Community College students may participate by applying to UAB as a "transient student" - information available through UAB Admissions Office.