The Alabama Crimsonettes perform with the Million Dollar Band during the half-time show of at University of Alabama football games. Twirlers also participate in various parades and other public events. The Crimsonettes are an auxiliary of the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band. The squad typically has 20 women, including one captain and one choreographer. In order to join the squad, a woman must first apply to the University. Once accepted the potential candidate may apply for a chance to try out.
The Crimsonettes are known for their flashy costumes and quick dance moves while twirling. Typically the uniforms are red sequin leotards, suntan pantyhose, and big hair with white go-go boots.
Although auxiliaries began with the band in 1951 with the addition of the Miss Alabama Sponsor, the Crimsonettes began in 1976. They have performed in numerous bowl games and parades.