Under the direction of Professor Michael Leckrone for the past 43 years, the Wisconsin Band has become the top collegiate marching band in the nation. Why? Because the Wisconsin Band consists of approximately 300 hard-working and enthusiastic students and staff members who strive to keep “Raising the Bar” year after year.
The University of Wisconsin Band is a very busy and visible organization on and off campus. You will regularly see them at Camp Randall for football games, at the Kohl Center for men’s and women’s basketball and men’s hockey and at the Field House for women’s volleyball. Of course, you’ll see the band at the Spring Concert every April at the Kohl Center. The Badger Band also travels throughout the state during the second semester, performing in various cities and venues. These “run-out” concerts are a great deal of fun and also serve the purpose of recruitment. The band also appears at many University sponsored functions throughout the school year.