2020 Rose Bowl Halftime Performance: “A Salute to Our Veterans”

To the Badger Band: The University of Wisconsin Marching Band,

I enjoyed the Armed Forces Salute during the Rose Bowl halftime performance. Now I understand what the “Fifth Quarter” is all about in Wisconsin. You make all who’ve ever been a part of a marching band proud.

Though you can never replace a band director like Mike Lectrone, but if this was a glimpse into what the new era has in store, it seems Dr. Corey Pompey is going to carry the torch forward.

I look forward to what y’all have in store for us in the coming days.

About UW Marching Band


Learn more about the University of Wisconsin Marching Band #EatARock

Phone: 608-263-1896
Email: badgerbandinfo@music.wisc.edu
Web: www.badgerband.com

Dr. Corey Pompey

Marching Band Director

In the spring of 2019, Corey Pompey was appointed associate director of bands at UW-Madison, succeeding longtime director Mike Leckrone. Most recently, Dr. Pompey was assistant professor of music, associate director of bands/director of athletic bands at the University of Nevada-Reno. Prior, he served as the assistant director of bands at Pennsylvania State University, where he assisted with the Penn State Marching Blue Band and Athletic Bands, conducted the Concert Band, taught undergraduate conducting, and assisted with student teacher supervision.

Mike Leckrone

Michael “Mike” Leckrone was the director of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band from 1969 to 2019. He is noted for his extraordinary ability to remember the names of all the past and present members of the band, as well as where they were from, and what instrument they played. Wikipedia

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