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The band’s together again!

March 25, 2021

The air was filled with excitement and music as the UW–Madison Varsity Band gathered for the first large group practices since the COVID-19 lockdown began.

On, Wisconsin at home: Ways to enjoy art and music while social distancing

March 25, 2020

You can enjoy art, music and more posted on UW–Madison websites. Virtual attractions include the Chazen Museum of Art and the Badger Band.

UW Varsity Band Spring concert tickets on sale Jan. 13

January 8, 2020

Marching band director Corey Pompey, in his first year, will continue the tradition by leading the band at the 46th annual event at the Kohl Center.

PBS documentary on UW band’s Leckrone debuts 7 p.m. Tuesday

November 25, 2019

For 50 years, the University of Wisconsin's marching band moved to the beat of Mike Leckrone's baton. Take a look back at his legacy Tuesday at 7 p.m. on PBS Wisconsin.

New marching band director to take the baton

April 23, 2019

“Corey Pompey is the clear choice,” said Susan Cook, director of the School of Music. “He has a deep musicianship along with an enthusiasm and energy on the podium that was infectious; he really connected with the students.”

Thanks, Mike: Badger Band director gives grand finale

April 14, 2019

University of Wisconsin–Madison band director Mike Leckrone capped his 50-year career with his 45th annual Varsity Band Spring Concert on April 13 at the Kohl Center.