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NAPERVILLE | The Naperville Jaycees Announce Ron Keller as 2003 Last Fling Parade Marshall


NAPERVILLE–Join the Naperville Jaycees and Parade Marshal Ron Keller on Monday, September 4, 2023, to celebrate his decades long-standing commitment to the musical education of the Naperville Community at the Last Fling Labor Day Parade!

Mr. Keller has been a member of the Naperville Municipal Band for more than 70 years; starting as a soloist and soon after joining the tuba section while still in middle school. He took over the role of Director in his late 20s, continuing that role for 57 years. In that time, he’s become an accomplished musician with mastery of many instruments.

In addition to the numerous awards bestowed upon the band under his leadership, Ron has gained the respect of many when he’s taught grade school, junior and senior high school students as well as college level and even church choirs’ members.

In 2003, Mr. Keller created “The Spirit of the Jaycees”, a march to commemorate the Naperville Jaycees monetary donation to support the Community Concert Center which was newly built at the time.

The Last Fling Labor Day Parade starts its journey through Downtown Naperville at 10AM on Monday, September 4, 2023. For further information, to view a map of the parade route, to register, or to become a sponsor, please visit Naperville Last Fling - Labor Day Parade

The Naperville Jaycees are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees of the Last Fling. As in prior years, the organization is working closely with Naperville Emergency Response Teams to ensure the most up to date security measures are instituted in effort to achieve a secure and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend for volunteers, participants, and patrons. Please contact Naperville Last Fling - Public Relations with any questions or concerns.