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UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony at PAC on March 10

UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony at PAC on March 10

The Middleton High School Wind Ensemble will host the UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony in a joint concert on March 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

MHS band director Brad Schneider met UW-Eau Claire professor John Stewart two years ago on a trip to Minneapolis and the band stopped at the university for a clinic on the way.

"We decided that it would be proper to reciprocate,'' Schneider said.

The UWEC Wind Symphony includes approximately 60 undergraduate student musicians who perform as a full wind symphony under the direction of Stewart. The Wind Symphony is comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts and gifted non-music majors who are selected by audition each semester.

WATCH: Wrestling sectionals in Middleton, Richland Center

A trip to the Kohl Center is on the line at wrestling sectionals in Middleton and Richland Center Saturday.

WATCH highlights from the matches. 

WATCH: Madison Memorial defeats Middleton in Game of the Week

The Madison Memorial boys basketball team beat Middleton 49-40 in Big 8 basketball action Thursday night for the Channel3000.com Prep Mania Game of the Week.

WATCH highlights from the game.

WATCH: Madison West hockey beats Middleton 7-2

Madison West hockey beat Middleton 7-2 Tuesday night in the Channel3000.com Game of the Week.

WATCH highlights from Big Eight ice as the Cardinals took on the Regents. 

WATCH: Middleton comes back to defeat Sun Prairie

It was Cardinals versus Cardinals in girls basketball in Middleton Thursday night.

See highlights from the Sun Prairie versus Middleton game in the video or visit channel3000.com/sports/31130324.

Middleton's red birds beat Sun Prairie's red birds 77-71.

First-graders help comfort friend, fellow classmate Liam

A group of first graders are learning the lifelong lessons of friendship, support and acceptance.

The students of Lynn Brosious' class at Sunset Ridge Elementary School make blankets for local hospitals.

One of their classmates, Liam, just happened to get one of those special blankets last weekend when he was at American Family Children's Hospital.

I've never seen a class that is so welcoming to children that have differences," Brosious said.

WATCH the report above or click: Middleton students help comfort friend, fellow classmate Liam

School board considers options for possible $500K

Superintendent Don Johnson gave a brief update on facility options at both middle schools due to additional contingency funds being available at the Board of Education's regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 12.

He said as much as $500,000 might be available although Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Tom Wohlleber noted because they are referendum funds they must be used at Glacier Creek or Kromrey.

Johnson said administration is recommending that $30,000 be used to sod rather than seed the field at Kromrey. It is also recommending that $73,000 be used to grade the field and expand the retaining wall and fencing should the Board decide in the future to install turf.

Should the Board decide to install turf at Kromrey now, the cost would be up to $600,000. He noted turf might allow a field to be used from March through November depending on the snow level. He also is worried that with limited field space at Kromrey a grass field could be problematic.