Meet Laura Oberwetter, Our WUD Music Committee Director!
Year in school: Senior
Major: Communication Arts with Certificates in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership
How long have you been a member of WUD/Hoofers?
"Since freshman year."
Why did you join WUD/Hoofers?
"Freshman year I casually attended the WUD Music kick off meeting by myself because my interest in music was a part of me that I had felt being erased while I lived in Sellery. When I got to the meeting and began to fully understand what the committee did, I was hooked and have barely missed a meeting since."
What do you do in your role with WUD/Hoofers?
"As the director of WUD Music, I go to a ton of meetings, a ton of concerts, and work with a ton of people that have become very close friends."
What is one of your favorite experiences from your time at WUD/Hoofers?
"My favorite show that I have booked was Jenny Hval in the Sett. I had been a huge fan of hers for years and she had never been to Madison before. She was so sweet in person and there were a lot of people who came to the show, many of whom were very verbally excited and impressed that we had booked such an obscure artist with such a cult-like following. It was so rewarding to put together this free concert that people never expected to happen in Madison. I love working with new members to help them make their favorite concerts be the ones that they book and run themselves."
Why is WUD/Hoofers special to you?
"Everyone is so passionate about what they do here and so grateful that they have the resources accomplish incredible things. It's a really nice energy to be around and something I don't think many people my age get to experience."
If there was one thing you could make sure everyone knew about WUD/Hoofers, what would it be?
"On an average week, WUD Music programs up to 5 different concerts. There's a lot that goes into these shows because each is completely booked, run, and marketed by student committee members. I want people to know that every show that we program happens because at least one person on our committee was passionate enough to put in the work to make it happen."