Explore UAB

Have you ever painted yourself green and/or sprinkled yourself with gold dust in preparation for a football game? Have you ever wanted to? Of course you have. Now’s your chance. Or lose the paint and wear a band hat with one of those fuzzy things instead—UAB offers plenty of ways to get behind the Blazers and show your school spirit.

Marching Blazers

If you're musically inclined, you can get on the field as part of the Marching Blazers. The marching band plays at all UAB home games, travels with the team on occasion, and plays at festivals throughout the Southeast. They get the spirit started with their pregame show and keep it going through halftime—no student can resist that rumble when the drum line kicks up.

Blazer Band

Bartow Arena is a rather tight space for marching, but the Blazer Band is there to bring spirit to men’s and women’s basketball games. On a crisp winter night, there’s nothing like the squeak of basketball shoes, the roar of the fans, the thoop of the T-shirt cannon, and the unrestrained rocking out of the Blazer Band bringing it all together.

Cheerleaders and Golden Girls

If you’ve got rhythm but you don’t exactly have music, UAB’s Cheerleading Squad and Golden Girls dance team are an opportunity to get out there and energize the fans. On the sidelines or on the field, the cheerleaders and Golden Girls are always a hit.

Colorguard, Majorettes, and Blazerettes

Whether you're waving a UAB flag, twirling a baton, or dancing, the Colorguard, Majorettes, and Blazerettes all participate as auxiliary sections of the Marching Blazers.


There can be only one. Fuzzy yet fearsome, UAB’s costumed mascot puts the Blaze in Blazers at UAB games, campus activities, and community events. We know Blaze could totally breathe fire if he wanted to—he just doesn’t want to scare the kids.

Song Lyrics

Blazer Victory Song

All hail Alma Mater
We sing this song for thee
Raise up the banner
For Blazer victory!

All hail Alma Mater
We pledge to always be
Ever faithful, ever loyal
To dear old UAB!

Fight Song

At UAB in Birmingham
All hail our players bold
They are the mighty Blazers
Who wear the green and gold

Tonight let's fire their golden blaze
The flame of victory
Go, Blazers! Go, Blazers!
Win for UAB!
Win for UAB!

Alma Mater

Here in Alabama, a place of rich diversity,
stands our Alma Mater. We cherish her integrity.
May each loyal son and daughter wear
proudly the colors green and gold.
Praise to thee, our UAB. Her honor we uphold.

Yearning minds of age and youth
live and love her noble truth.
Moving ahead with blazing speed
t'wards knowledge to empow'r,
in the heart of Birmingham our UAB stands proud.

Words and Music by David McNeeley