Memories of Mike

It was fun to read about Marching Band director Michael Leckrone’s Legendary Performers class [Classroom, Summer 2013]. When I was at the UW, Legendary Performers was one of my favorite classes. I always liked to sit in the front row so I could hear the music better. Professor Leckrone was great at engaging his students and making us feel comfortable participating — especially those of us near the front. One day when I was walking down State Street with a friend, Professor Leckrone saw me and said, “Hello!” My friend looked at me astonished and said, “That was Michael Leckrone! He’s famous!” The memory still makes me smile twenty years later.

Emily Winch Boettge ’93
Edina, Minnesota

Published in the Fall 2013 issue


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