WGN Meteorologist Reveals Secret Life of Trumpets and Parades

By Kevin Eck 

Earlier today, WGN meteorologist Paul Konrad revealed a family secret on air.

Konrad said about 17 years ago, he and his brother Christopher snuck into a parade in Carnation, Washington with their trumpets and performed Yankee Doodle Dandy.

His brother put the video below together.


The “Konrad Brothers Drum and Bugle Corps” became a yearly tradition that eventually included his brothers John and Jason.

Konrad’s co-anchor Robin Baumgarten wondered why Konrad didn’t march in the parades WGN participates in.

“I am still taken back by the fact that God would bless 4 brothers with so much talent and good looks,” wrote Konrad. “God Bless America.”