Gene Fambrough

Gene Fambrough

Gene Fambrough

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gene Fambrough

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Country:   United States Category:   MARCHING ARTISTS


Gene Fambrough is Assistant Director of Bands and Professor of Percussion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he has been on the faculty since 2001. At UAB, he directs the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, Marching Blazers Drumline, Electro-Acoustic Percussion Group, Blazer pep band, and oversees all aspects of the percussion area. He has served as assistant conductor of both the Wind Symphony and Symphony Band, and in 2016-17 served as the Interim Director of Bands. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia (BM, Education), East Carolina University (MM, Performance), and the University of Alabama (DMA, Performance).


In 2015, his solo CD “Occam’s Razor” was released through the UAB Department of Music, and features 6 original compositions for various instrumentation. He has presented clinics at several Alabama PAS “Days of Percussion”, has appeared as clinician and guest artist throughout the southeast, and was a panelist for the World Percussion panel session at PASIC 2012. As a performer, he has appeared in the PASIC All-Star Steel Band and as a guest with a diverse group of artists, including Third Coast Percussion and Steve Vai.


Prior to UAB, he spent three years at Oak Grove High School in Bessemer, Alabama, as both Assistant Director and Director of Bands. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Music Educators National Conference, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Fambrough is an Associate Editor of Percussive Notes journal, overseeing the marching/rudimental area of scholarship since 2013. He is sponsored by Pearl/Adams Instruments, Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Evans drumheads, and Black Swamp Percussion, and has additional publications through Innovative Percussion and C. Alan Publications.

Gene's Gear

Pearl Masters Maple Drum Set, Birdseye Maple

22" Bass Drum

14" x 5" Snare Drum

8", 10", 12", 14", 16" Toms

Icon 3-sided Curved Rack

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Gear

Adams Keyboards

5.0 Octave Alpha Marimba

5.0 Octave Robert Van Sice Artist Marimba

4.3 Octave Concert Synthetic Marimba, Endurance Field Frame

3.5 Octave Concert Synthetic Xylophone, Endurance Field Frame

3.0 Octave Concert Vibraphone, Endurance Field Frame

3.3 Octave Artist Glockenspiel w/ Pedal

Alpha Vibraphones


Pearl Concert Percussion

14" x 5" Philharmonic Snare Drum

14" x 5.5" Philharmonic Snare Drum

14" x 12" Philharmonic African Mahogany Field Drum

12" x 7" Soprano Snare Drum

13" x 3" Piccolo Snare Drum

36" x 16" Philharmonic Concert Bass Drum

PTA Philharmonic Double-Headed Concert Toms

PTE Concert Toms

Pearl malletSTATION EM1


Pearl Marching Percussion

14" x 12" Championship CarbonCore Snare Drums

6", 8", 10", 12", 13", 14" Championship CarbonCore Tenor Drums

18", 20", 22", 24", 26", 30" Championship CarbonCore Bass Drums


Drum Sets

Pearl Export EXL

20" Bass Drum

14" x 5" Snare Drum

10", 12", 14" Toms


Pearl Export Series

22" Bass Drum

14" x 6" Snare Drum

12", 13", 16" Toms


Pearl Bop Kit

18" Bass Drum

14" x 12" Snare Drum

10", 12" Toms