Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13, 2019
at 7:00 pm at the UW-Madison Kohl Center

$25 General Public, $15 UW-Madison Students
$20 for Groups of 8+ on Thursday

The Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office is handling all ticket sales:
Camp Randall Stadium at 1440 Monroe Street (by Gate 1)
Monday-Friday from 8:30 am  – 4:30 pm
(608) 262-1440 or (800) GO-BADGERS

About the 2019 Concert:

As always, it is our hope to offer an evening of music that is both highly diversified, musically rewarding, and nostalgic.  There will be some popular favorites such as songs by Lionel Ritchie and Duke Ellington.  We’ll perform a tribute to the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons plus tunes from Broadway including Meredith Willson’s MUSIC MAN and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.  We feel certain you will enjoy an evening of fun, great sounds, and exciting Badger spirit.

Guest Soloists:

For over three decades David Jones has entertained millions of visitors at Disney theme parks and resorts. A native of Wisconsin, David has performed with former Miles Davis sideman and 2 time Grammy award nominee Sam Rivers and the Rivbea Orchestra, Little Anthony and the Imperials (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), The Jordanaires, The Four Freshmen, Melissa Manchester, Meredith MacRae, Bobby Rydell, Fabian, Ice Capades with Dorothy Hamill, Arthur Fiedler, and has appeared on many Disney television shows and national broadcasts, with his music used on network shows. As a clinician/educator with Disney Performing Arts over the last 12 years, David has worked with over 50,000 high school and middle school students from across the nation. David can currently be seen playing trumpet with the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Philharmonic Band at Walt Disney World.

Dr. Grant Manhart joined the Northern State University faculty in 1998.  His performing career includes tours with Broadway shows, the Buddy Rich Band, Rita Moreno, and performing as Roy Eldridge touring the United States with the Columbia Artists Gene Krupa Band. As a bandleader, he has created hundreds of performing opportunities for professionals and students.  Not content to merely perform, he has transcribed, arranged, or composed over 200 different works for his jazz ensemble, Symphonic band and the “Wolfpack Pep Band.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master’s Degree in Trumpet Performance and Jazz Studies from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and a Doctorate of Music in Trumpet Performance, Literature and Performance, with minors in Jazz Studies and Music History from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Emily Whelan has enjoyed an international career, performing and teaching throughout the US, Australia, and Asia for over 20 years.   After earning a Music Performance degree from UW-Madison, she relocated to Australia and performed regularly the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Queensland, and Opera Australia, where she worked with their celebrated outreach programs—bringing live performances to over 80,000 students each year.  After several years teaching and performing in Asia, she returned to the United States in 2014.  Based in the Seattle area, she works as a vocal coach for adults and children alike.

The Leckrone Family Band with son Erik Leckrone, granddaughter Raychel Wilson, and grandson Michael Mitmoen will also be part of the 2019 UW Varsity Band Spring Concert.  Joining them are guest performers from Four Seasons Theatre,a quartet from The Capitol Chordsmen, and more!