The Greater Overbrook String band announced on Facebook that they decided to no longer participate in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade. The band cites declining membership, increasing costs, and the tireless work required to be a viable band as the reasons they will no longer perform in the Mummers Parade. Even though Greater Overbrook String Band will not be performing in the Mummers Parade, they will be starting up anew as a retirement string band beginning the end of March. The Greater Overbrook String Band has been a participant in the annual Philadelphia Mummers Parade since 1931.
My name is James. My grandfather was John McMonagle, owner of Mack’s Bar & Grill, and a former member! As you may know, I never met my Grandfather, but I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to meet some folks who may have known him.
Thank you for your time,