BADGERTALKS Mike Leckrone Moments of Happiness: My History with the UW Marching Band

Join us in the community room for an inspiring evening with BADGERTALKS speaker, Mike Leckrone. When Mike Leckrone became director of the Wisconsin Marching Band, interest in the program was low. By creating a new, demanding marching style, “stop at the top”, a pre-game run on, and the development of the band’s “fifth quarter” post-game performances, he emphasized showmanship and tuned the program around. Mike will share an overview, including funny anecdotes, and stories, regarding the evolution of “The greatest band in the land.” He will discuss his history as and educator, leader and motivator, and explain the journey of development of the UW Spring Band Concert from a modest performance for 400 loyal fans in 1975, to a three night extravaganza drawing in more than 35,000 people.


Jun 12 2024


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm