Jeff and Lorna Duffield Present Music as Played by:

Myron Duffield the "Calliope King of the World"

 What’s in a Name:

Myron became the “Calliope King of the World” by an Act of Congress.

Where by, they set up the US Postal Service to deliver mail. The Postal Servce

was tasked with delivering the mail expediently and most importantly to the

right place or person.  In 1970 a letter was delivered to Myron by the US Postal Service from a fellow music enthusiast addressed to the “Calliope King of the World”.
 

Our Beginnings:    

Myron and his wife Laura June together restored the circa 1920 Calliope in the basement of their home in Olmsted Falls, Ohio in early 1970.  Once the Calliope was completed they built the Circus Wagon #99. They traveled to Baraboo, WI and Sarasota, FL to visit the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus to make sure their Circus Wagon would be authentic. They headed out on the road in 1972 and by 2014 they had performed in over 1500 parades , Festivals and Fairs. They have travaled over 250,000 miles on the road. Myron has played 88 different Calliope across the United States.
       There have been many different types of parades, festivals and fairs. Coming full circle from their early1970 visits to Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus to 2012 when they were featured in Ring 3, opening the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus Ohio. They have been featured in the Washington DC July 4th parade 3 years, and have also opened their festivities.  Here in their home state of Ohio they have been in the Football Hall of Fame parade, the Columbus Veterans Day Parade, Cleveland Thanksgiving Day Parade, Lancaster Holiday Lights Parade, Ghana Holiday Lights Festival, Canal Winchester Labor Day Parade,  the Barnesville Pumpkin Festivals, Centerburg OldTime Farming Festival, Dublin Ohio July 4th parade, and Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival just to name a few. He has performed at the Ohio State Fair, West Virginia Mason Dixon Festival and the Missouri State Fair. They have performed in many of the Chicagoland Area communities as well.

With Myron’s retirement in 2014 his son Jeff and his wife Lorna have taken to the road, carrying on the tradition.

Everyone LOVEs a parade and what would a parade be without a CALLIOPE.