Below is the complete order of march and most of the themes for the 2017 Mummers Parade. I’ll continue to update this page as we get closer to New Years Day.
The 2017 String Band Order of March and Themes.
|3.||Ferko||We Stand As ONE||Thomas D’Amore|
|4.||South Philadelphia||Awaken the Dragon||Denny Palandro|
|5.||Uptown||Mr. Future||Jamie Caldwell|
|6.||Pennsport||Tiki Island Jungle Jivin’||Charlie Nicholas|
|7.||Broomall||Clown Town Showdeo||Pat Walton|
|8.||Durning||Gnome Sweet Gnome||Joe Pomante|
|9.||Hegeman||The Golden Gala||John Baron|
|10.||Aqua||Mine Blown!||Ken Maminski|
|11.||Quaker City||Winter Is Coming||Jimmy Good|
|13||Woodland||Carnival: Primeiro De Janeiro||Tom Robison|
|14||Polish American||Villanville UpEvil||Nick Magenta|
|15||Greater Overbrook||Mum Potion #9||Bill Razzano|
|16||Greater Kensington||The Band, The Myth, The Legend||Jeff Moyer|
*Trilby dropped out of the 2017 Mummers Parade
The 2017 Fancy Brigade Order of March and Themes.
|1.||Purple Magic||Speak Easy||Michael Orlando Jr|
|2.||Clevemore||Oh Those Places You’ll Go||Ralph Tursi|
|3.||Avenuers||Steam Punk||Bob Fitzmaurice|
|4.||2nd St. Shooters||The New Fire Ceremony||Rich Lind|
|5.||Satin Slipper||Closing Time||John Bielec|
|6.||Jokers||Day of the Dead Celebration||Joe Gallagher|
|7.||Golden Crown||Raindance||Bob Runowski|
|8.||Spartans||Tropical Island, Protectors of the Vibrant Utopia||Drew Averill|
|9.||Shooting Stars||The Phantom’s Masquerade||Michael Adams|
|10.||Vikings||It’s All in Your Mime||Pete D’Amato|
|11.||Downtowners||RIO Festival of Animals||Anthony Stagliano|
|12||Saturnalian||The Gangs of New York||Jack Hatty Jr.|
The 2017 Wench Brigade Order of March
|Saints||Hangin’ 10 Surf’s Up|
|Bryson||Losing is Not an Option|
|Riverfront||Going for the Triple Crown|
|Froggy Carr||Game of Frogs|
2017 Comics Order of March
2017 Fancy Division Order of March
Nostalgia,,,,looking for the name of a group of clowns that marched in the
Mummers parade back in the 50’s
and I believe are still marching today
Their captain’s name was John
I don’t know. Hopefully someone who visits the blog can help you.
Thank you so much for this information. As the official String Band geek out here in Malvern, I wasted money on the Inquirer this morning hoping to find the data. I have nearly 40 years of personal records (judging costumes, themes, music, etc.) of the string band competition. Did you know, that for a brief moment in time, there was a PAOLI STRING BAND? Group of WWII vets in hand-me-down costumes from the OVERBROOK SB who never played music, but each purchased an instrument and learned two songs & did the local parades for a few years!! 🙂 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
At the end of the parade route, how do the Mummers get to 2 street?
Some groups like the wenches walk to 2st and other groups load up their floats and jump on a bus at Washington ave to take them back to their clubhouse.
Someone told me that if the parade is cancelled, the fancy brigades will still release their results on January 1. Can that be? Who is running that organization?? Get rid of him, her, them. Immediately!!!!!!!
The Fancy Brigades perform in the convention center. Their show will go on Jan 1 even if the outdoor portion of the Mummers parade is postponed
Where is the parade route this year ???
We, the brigades, march on broad st because we have to. Most captains don’t want to leave the convention center. As a matter of fact this has even happened while the club went on broad st and the captain stayed behind. Pathetic. Some brigades don’t even where there full costume even though they can. The brigades have ruined the so called parade and only care about 1stprize and drinking on 2 nd st. Fact !!!!
What parade? There was a parade, at one time it was great. Now it’s just for Center city. It’s no longer for South Philly. We still have the open house, we still lay in the food and beer for friends and relatives who stop in from the parade, but so few came last year. This may be our last year. Now New Years Day in South Philly is like it it is in other cities, boring, gray, lifeless, a little sad. At least 2nd street is still keeping the old traditions alive.
I have been living in Quakertown for the last 30 years, having been a native Philadelphian since the day I was born in 1957! I get down to the parade when I can, and this year I will be there with my grown children. I’m sorry it doesn’t march near your house anymore but we must keep the parade going. It is Philadelphia and it is something I will always love, please help those of us who are no longer in the city and realize what you have, even if it does not go by your neighborhood anymore! .
We are from South Philly but moved to Florida . I hope the Parade will be live stream on WPHL this year so we can watch it . Any changes please let me know !!
The Parade had its beginning in So. Philly, so why not bring it back to the original starting point, Broad & Oregon Ave.
The captain of the Spartans is Drew Averill not Tim Luko
Also the Wenches are going up broad street starting from Washington Ave. its a done deal !
Mike, can you tell me the total number of Wenches who live in the following areas; Whitman, Soutywark, Pennsport and Queen’s Village? Seems to me that total would be enough to start at Broad and Oregon Ave. not Washington Ave.
Just so you know Cara Liom NYB’s theme for 2017 is MUM-TOBERfest !!
Bring back the Parade to Broad Street
i want march with guy i am from southwest finngan
Really Dislike the Parade Route. Would never even watch on TV…. The Parade Belongs on South Broad Street in South Philly.
Hate to see Trilby not marching They were one of the oldest bands in the parade
Good Luck to my cousin Michael Townsend and Satin Slipper.
I would love to see the fancy brigades back on broad street is just not the same
The mid 1980’s performances under the lights at city hall were the best. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. There are many reasons why it makes sense for them to be indoors at the convention center.
I would love to see the whole parade brought back to broad street it sucks now … It don’t even feel like New Years in south philly anymore !!!!!
Bring the strut back to broad street
The Fancy Bridges do march on Broad Street, from City Hall to Washington Ave., they just don’t get judges at City Hall.
I disagree Mr. Mummer. The string bands have more props now than the Brigades ever had in the 80’s. They can do it !!! The brigades thought they would get something from the city by guaranteeing something on New Year’s Day. They were wrong. The seating in the CC is horrible unless you sit in section B. It’s a dance recital not a parade for the Brigades.
As much as I love the brigades outdoors, I just don’t see the Brigades leaving the convention center. 2017 will be the 20th year for them at the convention center.
why is trilby crossed out?
Trilby announced they are not marching in the parade in 2017
Bring it back to broad st!!!!
Can’t wait to seethe Mummers Strut on NYD