Join PBS Wisconsin and WUD Film for a special preview screening of the new television special, Mike Leckrone: Wisconsin's Showman. Professor Leckrone will also be there for a special Q&A session with the audience after the screening.
One of a kind. A legend. Wisconsin's Showman.
For 50 years, Professor Michael Leckrone led the Badger Band: The University of Wisconsin Marching Band, providing the energy and the school spirit for major sporting events, cultivating the lasting traditions of the annual Spring Varsity Band Concerts and inspiring generations of students who marched and performed under his direction.
Mike Leckrone: Wisconsin's Showman takes us inside the life and work of the legendary band director, with interviews and reflections from Leckrone, band members and alumni, family, friends, fans, and more. From his arrival on Wisconsin's Big Ten campus through the inception of the Fifth Quarter and onto his final curtain call at the Kohl Center, this new documentary reveals the passion behind a talented composer, educator, mentor, and entertainer.
Due to extremely high interest in this program, we fully anticipate the venue will fill to capacity. In order to be fair to all that wish to attend and to expedite the seating of patrons, we wanted to share out the following information in advance. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis to those physically in line at the time the venue opens, until we reach capacity. Patrons may not save seats in the venue for individuals arriving later, and all members of a party wishing to sit together must enter the queuing line at the same time (no saving spots in line for people to "cut" into later.) Please leave bulky bags at home if at all possible, as bags/coats must be tucked under your seat. When entering the venue, please move to the center of the rows as we will fill every seat. Due to fire code and in the interest of patron safety, there are no "standing room" options--all attendees need to be in a theater seat. Thank you kindly for your understanding!
These free events are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, and Union members and guests.