VSA Wisconsin board member emeritus Mike Leckrone retired this spring after leading the University of Wisconsin Marching Band since 1969. We are grateful for all that Mr. Leckrone gave to our community through his imaginative, seemingly tireless leadership. We also appreciate all that he has given to VSA Wisconsin over the years, especially his dedication to VSA Day at Camp Randall, an event he founded 32 years ago.

The UW Athletic Department has decided that VSA Day will not continue following Mike Leckrone’s retirement. While we are sad to say goodbye to VSA Day, we are tremendously grateful for the memories this event provided to the thousands of young people and adults throughout the years. We thank the UW Athletic Department for sharing the field with our very special band and choir members and the friends they made on these memorable autumn days.

We would also like to acknowledge our many loyal sponsors of VSA Day -- among them Clack Corporation, Thompson Investment Management, TASC, Thermo Fisher Scientific, American Family Insurance, Teel Plastics, Top Promotions, and Blain's Farm & Fleet.