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GRANDIOSO BAND. In 1920 an orchestra, composed of members of the Grandioso Band, was organized and named the Grandioso. Members included John Jenney, cornet; Leo Jonas, saxophone and trombone; Clarence Udelhoff, violin; Leslie Platt, piano; and J. M. Kluck, drums, bells and xylophone. (1)

Photo courtesy: Telegraph Herald
In 1923 the Grandioso Band's makeup was explained in the advertisement shown. (2)

The 1923 Dubuque City Directory listed 506 1/2 Main.



1. "Grandioso Band Forms Orchestra," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, June 23, 1920, p. 7

2. Advertisement, Telegraph-Herald, August 21, 1923, p. 13