Leckrone -- the band's immutably enthusiastic conductor and showman-in-chief, a UW mainstay known for choreographing his high-stepping musicians and imploring crowds to do "The Chicken Dance" just a little bit faster this time -- emerged for the second act of that show in an ostentatious shirt he happened to have handy.
The outfit earned Leckrone some friendly derision and begged the question that sparked a campus tradition: "What are you going to do next year?"
Leckrone's answer has come during each
They feature sparkling red and white checkers, American flags, a big silver "W," roses.
Dozens of jackets from years past now hang in Leckrone's closet.
Each year, when the concert's second act starts, Leckrone dons his new jacket and debuts his latest work of a style he calls "
The jackets bring pomp, but still have fun; they're for a showman who's not afraid to look a little silly.
For Leckrone and the
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