The Million Dollar Band has been a Crimson Tide tradition at sporting events and around campus for more than 100 years. Today, the band is comprised of more than 400 members, including the Crimsonettes and the Color Guard. It is the largest student organization at UA. Without this band, the fight song and Rammer Jammer cheer would not be the same!
So why are they called the Million Dollar Band? The group earned its name during a football game in the 1920s. Alabama lost the game to Georgia Tech. After a Georgia sports writer asked an Alabama alumnus what exactly UA had and the alumnus replied, “A million dollar band.” The name has been around ever since.