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Our All-Star Marching Band is an annual event for high school students to join the Marching Blazers in a day of music and marching that culminates in a massed band performance for family and friends!
The UAB Honor Bands for middle school and high school students have become regarded as the best honor bands in the region! Students must receive a recommendation from their school band director in order to participate. Each of the 2 weekend festivals is comprised of 4 honor bands that rehearse on a Thursday and Friday and perform a concert in the Alys Stephens Center on Saturday. The middle school honor band takes place the first weekend in December, and the high school honor band occurs the second weekend of December each year.
Each year during the second week in June, talented middle school and high school students come to get a taste of the college musician’s life by participating in the UAB Summer Music Camp. This week-long camp exposes students to full band and sectional experience as well as master classes, theory classes, and elective courses in music history, jazz improvisation, sight-reading practices, conducting, music technology, and much more!
We are also hosting out annual Concert Band Invitational. The UAB Concert Band Invitational is open to invited middle and high school bands from throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. Bands will perform on stage in front of a panel of adjudicate\ors, who will provide comments to each band. Following the performance each band will receive a short clinic with one of the adjudicators.