With over 200 members, the Marching Blazers contribute to campus life at UAB through performances at football games, pep rallies, and many other campus-wide events. The group is frequently sought-after to perform at statewide and regional marching band competitions as the exhibition band.
The UAB Wind Symphony is comprised of the finest wind and percussion students from inside and outside the Department of Music. The ensemble performs in the Alys Stephens Center two times each semester.
This group contains both music majors as well as non-music majors who simply love the act of creating music in the wind band setting. Emphasis is placed on developing outstanding tone quality, solid intonation, technical proficiency, and ensemble musicality.
This is a high-energy instrumental ensemble that provides music and spirit for all home games of the Blazer and Lady Blazer Basketball teams. There are 80 performers chosen for participation. Performance literature includes school songs, spirit/cheer tunes, pop music, and other contemporary selections.
The UAB Percussion Ensembles include the Percussion Ensemble, the Steel Band, and the Electro-Acoustic Percussion Group.
In addition to the large ensembles at UAB, students have the opportunity to participate in the Jazz Ensemble Big Band and Jazz Combos and other fantastic opportunities including: brass and woodwind quintets, flute choir, clarinet choir, trumpet ensemble, horn choir, trombone choir, and tuba-euphonium ensemble.