The Quaker City String Band announced on their Facebook page the passing of their former captain Bob Shannon Jr. In the world of mummery, there has not been anyone like Bob Shannon Jr. Shannon participated in the Mummers Parade for 54 years, 37 of them as captain of Quaker City String Band. He was awarded first place captain seven times and was inducted into the string band hall of fame in 1987. He retired as the captain of Quaker City after the 2008 Mummers Parade and served as the president of the Philadelphia Mummers Association.
Quaker City String Band’s Facebook Statement.
It is with a heavy heart that we relay to you that our past Captain and legend of Philadelphia Mummery, Bob Shannon, Jr., has passed away. He will always be remembered. More details to follow. Please keep Bob and his family in your prayers.