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Athletic Pep Bands

The University of Alabama Athletic Pep Bands are ensembles that include approximately 90 of the top brass, woodwind, and drum-set students and perform for various Alabama Athletic events in both the fall and spring semesters. The band is divided into three 30-member bands (Crimson A, Crimson B, and White) that perform at all home men’s and women’s basketball games, gymnastics meets, select softball and baseball games, and select tennis matches. Participation in pep bands offers students an opportunity to travel with the team to the SEC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, NCAA Basketball Tournament, and the NIT Final Four. Members are chosen by audition at the end of September from the membership of the “Million Dollar Band.” Students who participate in the pep bands receive service awards (scholarships) in the fall and spring for their participation as well as one hour of academic credit.