The Peter A. Broomall String Band announced over the summer that the 2019 Mummers Parade will be the band’s last march on Broad St. The Broomall family is retiring the Peter A. Broomall String Band name. The Peter A. Broomall String Band is the third oldest consecutively-marching String Band today, having organized in 1930, and having first marched in 1931.
In my original post in September, I said that the Broomall String Band is disbanding which is true since the Peter A. Broomall String Band will dissolve after the 2019 Mummers Parade.
However, it was recently pointed out to me on my Facebook page that the current members of the Broomall String Band will reorganize into a new band for the 2020 Mummers Parade. From what I understand, the new band will be called the Jersey String Band.
If there is additional information that anyone would like me to share about the Broomall String Band dissolving and the reorganization into a new band, please email me at [email protected]