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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....
Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

Here are a few videos of some string bands performing in various Memorial Day parades from 2015. I’ll post the 2016 videos when I find them.   Fralinger String Band – Glassboro Memorial Day Parade Quaker City String Band – Memorial Day Parade...
Quaker City String Band 2016 Overview

Quaker City String Band 2016 Overview

Quaker City String Band is marching 4th in the 2016 Mummers Parade with their theme “The Perfect Swarm”. The band is expected to be on TV performing for the judges around 1:30PM. Quaker City String Band  has won first prize 20 times. The last time Quaker...
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...
Halloween Inspired String Band Themes

Halloween Inspired String Band Themes

Happy Halloween. Below are some of my favorite Halloween inspired string band themes. Let me know your favorite in the comments section. South Jersey String Band – Dressed to Thrill (1985) Stage Fright – Fralinger String Band (1989) Scared Silly –...
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....
String Bands in Memorial Day Parades –  Videos

String Bands in Memorial Day Parades – Videos

Here are a few videos of some string bands performing in various Memorial Day parades this past Monday.   Fralinger String Band – Glassboro Memorial Day Parade Quaker City String Band – Memorial Day Parade Woodland String Band – Glassboro...
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...
Inside View Of The Quaker City String Band

Inside View Of The Quaker City String Band

A twitter follower of mine, Daniel Leimer (@MrLeimer)  sent me this awesome video of Scotty Graser playing the Quaker City String Band Drum Cart at the 2015 Mummers Parade with a Go Pro Video Camera strapped to him. The video is a unique perspective of what it’s...
Top 20 – Best String Band 1st prizes

Top 20 – Best String Band 1st prizes

The following is a guest blog post by Harry Caines. Over the last 20 days, Harry has been doing a countdown of the Top 20 – Best String Band 1st prizes on Twitter. Harry was nice enough to share his list and allow me to post it on mrmummer.com. You can follow...