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Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day. I hope everyone has a great day. Enjoy some patriotic string band videos to get  you in the 4th of July spirit....
Ferko String Band 2016 Overview

Ferko String Band 2016 Overview

Ferko String Band is marching 17th in the 2016 Mummers Parade with their theme “Field of Screams”. The band is expected to be on TV performing for the judges around 3:40PM. The Ferko String Band boasts the most successful record in the history of the...
Happy Birthday Adolphe Sax

Happy Birthday Adolphe Sax

Happy 201st  birthday Adolphe Sax.  Adolphe Sax was a Belgian inventor and musician who is most known for inventing the saxophone in 1840. The saxophone is an integral part of the Philadelphia String Band sound. In fact, the saxophone is the predominant instrument...
Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day. I hope everyone has a great day. Enjoy some patriotic string band videos to get  you in the 4th of July spirit....
RIP – Joe Blass

RIP – Joe Blass

It saddens me to announce that former Ferko String Band Captain Joe Blass has passed away. Joe was the captain of Ferko from 1969 through 1979. During his tenure as captain, Blass won top prize in 1974, while leading the band to two, 1st prizes in 1969 and again in...
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...
1986 String Band Show of Shows Audio

1986 String Band Show of Shows Audio

Polish American String Band from the 1986 Show of Shows Fralinger String Band from the 1986 Show of Shows Ferko String Band from the 1986 Show of Shows Quaker City String Band from the 1986 Show of...

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