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UW Varsity Band returns March 3 to HFAC

The Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC) celebrates the return of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Varsity Band Show at 2 p.m. on March 3. From its Fifth Quarter performances at Camp Randall Stadium after a Badger football game to the HFAC stage, the UW Varsity Band is well-known for pleasing fans with its high-energy performance of favorites like “On Wisconsin” and “Varsity.” The band program will delight fans of all ages with songs from “Viva Elvis!” “An American In Paris,” “Jersey Boys,” “Porgy and Bess” and numerous Kohl Center classics.

Director Michael Leckrone, in his 42nd year as Wisconsin band director, has composed or arranged music for numerous high school and university bands. More than 200 of his band arrangements and compositions have been published. Leckrone has been cited as a “Badger Legend” by a Wisconsin governor and was presented with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (55 years and older) and $10 for students (18 years and younger). The show is supported in part by Hamilton High School Band Boosters.

Special guest performances

The HFAC is pleased to announce special guest performances by the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra (MFSO) throughout the 2011-12 performing arts season.

MFSO presents “Vaughn Williams: Symphony No.5 in D Major” – May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Written by one of England’s most revered composers, Ralph Vaughn Williams, the epic Symphony No.5 in D Major leads us through the story of Pilgrim’s Progress. Also featured will be 2011 MFSO Young Artist Competition winners, pianist Elorine Klochow and violinist Shannon O’Leary. Join us for the moving, lush and powerful sounds of Vaughn Williams. General seating tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (55 years and older) and $6 for students (17 years and younger).

Tickets may be purchased online at or by visiting the HFAC box office on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex. No phone orders accepted, please.