UW Band Spring Concert tonight is the final performance under Mike Leckrone

After 50 years, UW Band Director Michael Leckrone is retiring. His final concert is at the Kohl Center tonight, leading the annual UW Varsity Band Spring Concert. I talked with him about this, the final home football game in November, his career, and more in my EricCast podcast.

And trust me, as a UW alumus, it was awesome to have a band like the University of Wisconsin Band, which we could proudly flaunt no matter how the football team was doing (you have to note, I started college at UW when Don Morton was coach, we went like 1-10 and 2-9 in seasons, and now the phrase "Veer Offense" is considered unprotected free speech within the city limits of Madison). As a leader, Mr. Leckrone has led amazing bands, been a remarkable leader, mentor, and friend to so many in the university system, and leaves a legacy that will be challenging to follow.

You can enjoy the UW Varsity Band's Spring Concert tonight (April 11th) at the Kohl Center, despite the more winter-esque weather we've had the last day or two. Meanwhile, check out my conversation with Mike Leckrone right here:

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