Spring concerts will not be UW Band Director Mike Leckrone's final run

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MADISON, Wis (WMTV) - UW-Madison Band Director Mike Leckrone will conduct his last Varsity Band spring concert on Saturday evening, but this will not be the last time he and the band take the stage together.

According to a spokesperson for UW-Madison, Leckrone will also take part in the annual free concert and reception April 28 at 2 p.m. on campus.

Leckrone will also take part in the commencement ceremonies on May 10 and 11.

Leckrone has led the Badger Band for 50 years and decided to retire this season. He started the spring concerts in 1975. All three spring concerts at the Kohl Center this year on April 11, 12 and 13 were sold out.