We haven’t seen so much red since the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. Spotted Saturday: another outfit well acquainted with the cold and the ice, the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, at Will’s Northwoods Inn in Lake View. The late-afternoon sun glinted off the trombones as the band played outside for a flock of once and future alumni, while the school’s mascot, Bucky Badger, worked the crowd. If you’re a Wisconsinite at heart who missed the weekend shindig at Chicago’s self-proclaimed “number 1 Wisconsin bar,” mark your calendar now for Musky Fest—Will’s annual tribute to the native Wisconsin fish, featuring the crowning of the Musky Queen—on September 18th.


Photography: Jeff Schear