UW Varsity Band and conductor Mike Leckrone.
The James Bond soundtrack song “Nobody Does It Better” is the theme for the marching band’s 44th annual spring concerts, which also feature music from Broadway to the Beach Boys, special guest jazz trumpeter Grant Manhart and, of course, the UW Spirit Squad and Bucky Badger. Even more notable is the return of conductor Mike Leckrone from double-bypass heart surgery over the winter. Help welcome him back with some rousing crowd participation at the Kohl Center. Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22, 7 pm.
press release: In the spring semester the marching band is called Varsity Band. Its biggest event of the year - the three-night Varsity Band Concert at the Kohl Center - is less than a month away (April 20-22). The 2017 Varsity Band Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22, at the Kohl Center. Tickets are $23. Group and UW student rates are available for the Thursday performance. Children under the age of two do not need a ticket, provided they are accompanied by an adult and do not occupy a seat. Tickets and more information are available at badgerband.com and by calling 1-800 GO BADGERS.