Chiefs Trumpet Player
12:30 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Chiefs' Trumpeter Tony DiPardo Dies at 98

Kansas City trumpet player and band leader Tony DiPardo passed away on Thursday. "Mr. Music" was best known as the man played "charge" and riding the Chiefs mascot Warpaint at countless football games.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tony DiPardo was the Chiefs' music director for 20 years, and he played at Arrowhead for another 24 years when his daughter took over in 1989. Three years ago, Tony DiPardo told KCUR's Walt Bodine and co-host Kelley Weiss about how he started playing the trumpet.

A public visitation will take place on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Chicago Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel (2345 McGee). Tony DiPardo will be buried after a private funeral service on Wednesday.

Click here for the the entire 2007 Walt Bodine Show interview with Tony DiPardo.

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