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The 1989 Spring Strut

The 1989 Spring Strut

The String Band Spring Strut intended to give Philadelphians another chance to see bands that balked at marching in snow and rain in the 1989 New Year’s Day parade. The Mummers’ reluctance to get their plumes wet and Mayor Goode’s refusal to postpone...
Mummers Mardi Gras Kicks Off Today At 10am

Mummers Mardi Gras Kicks Off Today At 10am

Mummers Mardi Gras Event Details: When: February 28, 2015 Where: Main Street Manayunk According to CBS 3, the weather will be sunny and 21 degrees when the parade kicks off at 10am. The high for the day will be 28 degrees. Scheduled Events: 10am-Noon: Philadelphia...
Mummers Mardi Gras Parade Order of March

Mummers Mardi Gras Parade Order of March

Mummers Mardi Gras Parade Order of March Below is the Mummers Mardi Gras parade order of march. 1. Greater Kensington 2. Avalon 3. Fralinger 4.  Hegeman 5. Woodland 6. Quaker City 7. Greater Overbrook 8. Duffy 9. Uptown 10. Trilby 11. Aqua 12 Durning 13 Polish...
Happy Mardi Gras Mummers

Happy Mardi Gras Mummers

Today is Fat Tuesday, also popularly know as Mardi Gras. Throughout the years, many string bands have done Mardi Gras inspired themes. I selected some of my favorites below. Also, don’t forget that this Sunday (February 22, 2015), the Mummers Mardi Gras parade...
Mummers and American Presidents

Mummers and American Presidents

 In honor of President’s Day, I found some fun facts about the Philadelphia Mummers and American Presidents. Mummers Magazine 1950’s George Washington, following his inauguration, began the official custom of New Year’s Day calls and continued it...
Happy Valentine’s Day – Mummers Style

Happy Valentine’s Day – Mummers Style

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some love, candy and flower themes. Use the comment section below and tell us your favorite love, candy and flower themes from the past. Hugs and Kisses From the Original Trilby String Band – 2007 Aqua’s Playing...
2015 Summer Mummers Concerts Announced

2015 Summer Mummers Concerts Announced

2015 Summer Mummer Concert Series Thursday evenings from May through September, the Mummers Museum holds a free outdoor string band concert under the stars. Bring your family and some lawn chairs, then sit back and enjoy the music. Refreshments are served at 7:30...
2016 String Band Order of March Announced

2016 String Band Order of March Announced

The 2016 String Band Order of March were announced on February 6, 2015 at the Mummers Museum. I’ll post the 2016 themes when they are released. 1.  Trilby 2.  Polish American 3.  Frailnger 4.  Quaker City 5.  Avalon 6.  Pennsport 7.  Uptown 8.  Aqua 9.  South...
Duffy String Band Open House

Duffy String Band Open House

The Duffy String Band is having an Open House for prospective members. Mark your calendars!! The Duffy String Band Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 PM. The Duffy String Band is looking for musicians, dancers, and people that want to help...
Remembering the String Band Show of Shows

Remembering the String Band Show of Shows

I received multiple emails in January from people asking about the String Band Show of Shows. Most people want to know where and when the Show of Shows is going to be held in 2015. As most of you know, the String Band Show of Shows quietly ended after the 2013...
Mummers Mardi Gras Parade Updates

Mummers Mardi Gras Parade Updates

Advent (Mummers Mardi Gras promoters) are putting the finishing touches on the event’s organization. Mummers Mardi Gras is set for a February 22 celebration; parading from 10 am until noon. If the city is faced with inclement weather, the rain date is Saturday,...
How to Order The Official 2015 String Band DVD

How to Order The Official 2015 String Band DVD

I had some people ask me about how to order a DVD of  the 2015 String Band performances. During the mummers parade broadcast on Thursday, there was a commercial with details on how to order a DVD from “The Philadelphia Mummers  String Band Association” The...