String Band Order of March

The official String Band Order of March is carved in stone for January 1, 2011.  Pennsport String Band, which did not parade last year, though many members helped out some other clubs, such as Durning, will head up Broad Street first.  The band is asked to arrive at Broad and Shunk by 9:50 a.m. 

The first full drill will take place at 11:00 a.m. at Broad and Shunk.  Fralinger will arrive by 10 am. and its first full drill will be at 11:10.  Every string band of the 18 marching will leave at 10 minute intervals.  After Broad and Shunk they move up Broad.  The next full drill is at Methodist Hospital.  Music only at Tasker.  Full Drill at Washington, followed by the same at Pine.  There will be a drill, but no props at the Union League.  Then they head to City Hall where the full drill is for the judging and the tv cameras.  The first band is scheduled to arrive at City Hall at 2 p.m.

Here is the Order of March.

1. Pennsport 2. Fralinger 3. Woodland 4. Broomall 5. South Philadelphia.

6. Durning 7. Irish American 8. Greater Kensington 9. Aqua

10. Polish American 11.Trilby 12. Uptown 13 .Hegeman 14. Duffy

 15. Quaker City 16. Avalon 17. Greater Overbrook 18. Ferko

2 Responses

  1. I’m afraid not. There is no national coverage this year and phl17 is not streaming the parade on its web site. It will be putting many still photos and some videos on its site, but no live streaming. The site is


  2. Afraid not, Betty. WGN America is not carrying the parade this year. It also will not be streamed on line. The folks involved say advertisers have not been convinced that there is enough support outside of the Mid-Atlantic region. Parts of the parade will be broadcast on stations in New York, Harrisburg and Washington, DC, in addition to Philadelphia. Some photos and some video will be posted on

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