String Band Themes for 2015



Here is the Order of March and the official theme titles for the String Bands for the 2015 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade.


Uptown “The InTENTS, UnBearable, and AXtreme Outdoors”

Greater Overbrook “Brazilliant!”

Duffy “Log-A-Rhythm”

Durning “Bootin’ Scootin’ and Nashville Hootin’”

South Philadelphia “Gangs of Gotham”

Aqua “When Swing Was King”

Greater Kensington “Moonshine Mountain”

Fralinger “The Machine”

Polish American “Fifty Shades of Hay”

Broomall “Alice in Wonderland: We’re All Mad here”

Quaker City “One Man’s Trash Is This Band’s Treasure”

Woodland “One Heart One Spirit”

Pennsport “The Pirates of Pennsport”

Avalon “The Sky’s The Limit Episode II: Revenge of the Fallen”

Hegeman “Immortal Utopia”

Ferko “INDIA”

Marching Orders! Parade is a Go!


The annual Mummers Roundup meeting is underway at the Mummers Museum. Representatives from more than 40 clubs are getting official instructions from Deputy Commissioner Leo Dignam and others in the Park and Rec Department about the new route and staging areas for the 2015 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade.  The parade will start at 15th and Market near Dilworth Park. The judging will be done there. Then, the clubs will head south around City Hall to Broad Street and continue South to Washington Avenue. Besides the judging area, there will be 2 other performance areas, at the Union League and at Broad and Carpenter.
The new route may allow for more interaction.  While some Mummers and fans will miss the South Philadelphia route, many others see the potential benefits and crowd friendly opportunities. Officials tell me it will also save the City money on police and sanitation. The first club starting it all off will be Golden Sunrise of the Fancy Division. The Comics are next, followed by the Wench Brigade Division and the String Bands. The Fancy Brigade members will mix between performances.  Official City of Philadelphia news conference is Tuesday at the Hall.

The Newest Captain


Meeting with more String Band Captains at the Mummers Museum, including Duffy’s Ted Kudrick and his son, new Co-Captain Jake!

New Sound!


Hanging with the New Sound Brass Band at the Stonehouse. Band is rehearsing for gig here tonight. And of course looking forward to accompanying Froggy Carr New Year’s Day.

Captain’s Log…


Talking with many String Band Captains today and tomorrow at the Mummers Museum as we prepare for the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade. Harry Bradley of Greater Kensington stopped by. His 2 inspirational Captains of all time? Bob Shannon, Jr. and Scott Moyer.

Center For Resolutions Celebration


Emceeing fundraiser tonight in Media  for mediation and conflict resolution work of Center for Resolutions in  Delaware County. They do great second chance work too with juveniles. Thanks to Bar Association for venue. Group Me Too performing.

HR rocks tonight”


Honoring great human resources personnel tonight at the Crystal Tea Room.


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