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A Badger Band Show Drum Solo Selfie

Are you excited for the annual University of Wisconsin Varsity Band Spring Concert on Wisconsin Public Television Saturday night at 7?

Band member Tommy Johnson – who snapped the selfie below in the middle of his drum solo this past weekend – sure seems to be!

The best part about this year’s show? You can watch it anywhere! Watch the big 40th Anniversary program – with guest appearances from Tom Wopat and Conan band member (and Badger Band favorite) Mark Pender on air in WPT’s viewing area or streaming online from anywhere at this link. Band director Mike Leckrone – and a few special surprise guests – will be joining us in studio during the show to talk about all of the fun!

Want more Band show fun? Scroll down to the bottom of this post to meet Leckrone in a new Wisconsin Life segment and watch backstage interviews with Wopat and Pender from their last visits to the Badger Band show.

A conversation with Tom Wopat

Go behind the scenes at the Kohl Center with us to meet Tom Wopat – Lodi native, UW alumnus, Broadway actor, recording artist and star of The Dukes of Hazzard. Wopat was back in Wisconsin as a guest artist for the UW Varsity Band Spring Concert.

In this interview, he talks about his long career in show business, his love for the UW Band and his new work with Dukes co-star John Schneider.

Don’t miss Wopat’s performance with the UW Varsity Band during the premiere of the 2012 Spring Concert, “Oh What a Night!” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7 on WPT!