Free Preview Screening of ‘Mike Leckrone: Wisconsin’s Showman’ + Q&A


Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm


Union South, Madison

7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
The Marquee Cinema
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Union South
1308 W. Dayton Street.
Madison, WI

One of a kind. A legend. Wisconsin’s Showman.

For 50 years, Professor Michael Leckrone led the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, providing the energy and 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.

Be part of this special preview screening and see the show before it premieres on PBS Wisconsin 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Mike Leckrone: Wisconsin’s Showman was funded with support from Robert J. Lenz, Greg and Carol Griffin Family, and the Stanley J. Cottrill Fund, with additional support from Rawson S. & Mary L. Price, Alumni of the University of Wisconsin Band, including Mark and Emily Blaskey, Nicholas and Deborah Jelich, Mark Johnson, Laurel Layman, Neal and Cindy Meissner, and Richard J. Tucker, the Focus Fund for Wisconsin Programming, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.

Special thanks to the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee for their partnership in presenting this special community screening and Q&A event.

For more information, visit the PBS Wisconsin Facebook Event Page.