Photo gallery Badger band lights up the Kohl Center
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the UW Varsity Band Spring Concert returned in style on Friday, April 22. The Kohl Center was electric with energy and excitement as band director Corey Pompey led the band through long-time favorites like “Space Badgers,” “If You Want to Be a Badger” and the signature Badger Band Finale.
Back in the Kohl Center after a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the audience soaks up the sounds of the UW Varsity Band Spring Concert.
Tubas, trumpets, clarinets, and trombones shine in the stage light as the band plays an opening song.
Band director Corey Pompey enthusiastically leads the band during dress rehearsal on Thursday night.
At right, UW band member and trumpet player Jaida Salaam greets her father Hakim Salaam and sister Avayah Salaam at intermission.
The saxophone section glimmers in the stage lights.
Red concert lighting illuminates the crowd as band director Corey Pompey conducts.
UW band member and sousaphone player Joseph Roethel is greeted by his family (clockwise from top brother, Benjamin Roethel; grandma, Corky Roethel; dad, David Roethel; and sister, Bethany Roethel) during the intermission of the concert.
The band is in the house! Trombone and trumpet players take over aisles as the crowd sings along during the 5th Quarter song sequence.
At center, Abe Stoeffel Murray shakes hands with UW Marching Band Percussion Coordinator Matthew Endres, after completing an epic drums solo. Endres had just conducted a standalone number: “Boogie Boogie Bugle Boy."
A person in a chicken suit and UW mascot Bucky Badger clap along to the song "Dance Little Bird" aka "The Chicken Dance" while band member climb on each other's shoulders and play their instruments.
Audience members dance along to the Fifth Quarter song sequence.
Band director Corey Pompey thanks the crowd during the final moments of the concert.