AAMU Band Ensembles
Symphonic wind ensemble, are members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion family. Practices are held during the spring semester. The performances consist of spring concert, spring and fall commencement, and other special events as needed by the University. This group practice on a symphonic sound that is greatly appreciated throughout the spring semester and carry on throughout the fall semester with the Marching Band.
The Maroon and White pep band is a group of instrumentalists who play at functions or events with the purpose of entertaining and “pepping” up a crowd. Often members of a pep band are a subset of people from a larger ensemble such as a marching band or a concert band. At AAMU we require all freshmen to complete 1 year of pep band. The performance include the Basketball games, and SWAC Basketball Playoffs.
The percussion ensemble also known in the Marching season as the Drumline is a group of percussionist that perform separately as well as together with the Marching and Symphonic ensemble. This group march to the beat of their own beat. Their cadence gives the Marching band the style and beat to enter and exit the stadium. Their beats are to keep time throughout any musical piece for the symphonic ensemble as well as the marching band. The percussion / drumline performs for special events such as AAMU high school senior day, various university special events and fundraiser. The drumline was invited by the 2005 Rose bowl Parade President for a special private party in front of many notable dignitaries.
The AAMU Jazz Band is a musical ensemble that plays jazz music. Jazz bands vary in the quantity of its members and the style of jazz that they play but it is common to find a jazz band made up of a rhythm section and a horn section. The Jazz band is a selected group of individuals who love to enjoy a good Jazz selection. The Jazz Band also performs for special events on campus as well as around the city of Huntsville, AL.