'On Wisconsin,' state's official song, is 100 years old
"On Wisconsin," the state's official song, turns 100 years old this week. Tomorrow, the University of Wisconsin-Madison band will perform the song at a birthday party at the campus union, complete with cake.
Then on Friday, the UW concert choir will perform a version written by doctoral composition student Jerry Hui.
"On Wisconsin" was written by Carl Beck and W.T. Purdy in the parlor of a boarding house in Chicago.