Concert and Athletic Bands
Michael Leckrone, Professor of Music, Director of Bands and conductor of the University of Wisconsin–Marching Band and the UW Concert Band.
Scott Teeple, Professor of Music, Conductor of the UW Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, graduate conducting.
Darin Olson, Assistant Director of Bands and assistant conductor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Marching Band.
The University of Wisconsin-‐Madison Band Program oﬀers a wide selection of ensembles for students of varied abilities and interest levels. Ensembles such as Marching Band, Varsity Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and University Bands give numerous performances at every level, from UW-Madison athletic events to professional music conferences and tours. Auditions are required for some but not all ensembles.
The concert ensembles regularly perform repertoire ranging from classical standard band repertoire to premiering contemporary works for the medium. The rich musical heritage of the UW–Madison concert ensembles includes faculty conductors Ray Dvorak, H. Robert Reynolds, Eugene Corporon, James Smith, and Michael Leckrone. Numerous guest conductors include John DeMain, Craig Kirchhoff, Fredrick Fennell, Vincent Persichetti, William Revelli, H. Owen Reed, Donald Hunsberger and Larry Livingston. Guest soloists include School of Music faculty and guests Fred Hemke, Harvey Pittel and Timofei Dokshitzer.
The UW Band program continues to actively commission new works for the wind band medium. Composers William Bolcom, David Del Tredici, David Maslanka, Carter Pann, Anthony Plog, D.J. Sparr, and James Stephenson are among the many composers who have been commissioned by the UW Bands. The ensembles have been heard performing at prestigious conferences including the College Band Director’s National Association, the Music Educator’s National Conference , and the Wisconsin School Music Association. Each year, the bands give numerous performances on and off campus. Tours of the Midwest and run-out concerts within the state serve to enlarge the musical community of the UW bands while also establishing strong relationships with our middle and high school colleagues.
In addition, the band’s annual Collage Concert has become a campus favorite. It is an exciting, non-stop, musical showcase of ensembles from within the School of Music and UW Arts disciplines including Creative Writing, Dance and Musical Theater.
For more information about the UW-Madison Marching Band, click here: http://badgerband.com/
Concert Bands Contact:
Barb Douglas / 608-890-2456
Athletic Bands Contact:
Wendy Margolis / 608-263-1896