The annual UW Varsity Band Spring Concert has evolved to become a 39-year tradition and challenge of one-upmanship for band director Mike Leckrone. At least that was until Leckrone was talking with his wife, Phyllis, one evening earlier this year and seeking inspiration. She simply said, "give them the ole razzle dazzle."
And "razzle dazzle" there was on April 18 as the UW Varsity Band electrified the Kohl Center and performed before a spirited audience in their first of three sold out shows, April 18-20, 2013.
At left: UW band director Mike Leckrone leads the UW Varsity Band.