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It saddens me to announce that former Ferko String Band Captain Joe Blass has passed away. Joe was the captain of Ferko from 1969 through 1979. During his tenure as captain, Blass won top prize in 1974, while leading the band to two, 1st prizes in 1969 and again in 1974. Joe Blass started  marching in the Mummers Parade in 1941.

Steve Highsmith penned a very nice tribute to Joe Blass on his blog in 2010

Below are some videos of Joe Blass with the Ferko String Band.