After 50 years, Mike Leckrone has left some big shoes to fill at UW-Madison. After an extensive national search, Corey Pompey has been announced as the man who will lead the legendary UW Band moving forward.
“Corey Pompey is the clear choice,” said Susan Cook, director of the School of Music, in the school’s announcement. “He has a deep musicianship along with an enthusiasm and energy on the podium that was infectious; he really connected with the students.”
Pompey had the director of athletic bands and associate director of bands for the University of Nevada, Reno.
“When I think of UW, I think of a great institution of learning,” Pompey said in the announcement. “The second thing I think of is its wonderful tradition of marching bands. There’s a strong legacy at UW.”
Pompey will take the baton from legendary UW bandleader Michael Leckrone on July 20, becoming the school’s new director of athletic bands and associate director of bands.
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