Thursday, January 1, 2015

Philadelphia Mummer String Band 2014 Results

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As a boy who grew up the son of a mother from South Philadelphia and a father from the suburbs, I found myself watching the Philadelphia Mummer's Day Parade every New Years Day, until I moved to New York City, and it wasn't available to me. It was then I realized how much the men in makeup, feathers and sequins had been ingrained in my life. And this was especially true of the string band, which should come as no surprise, as I love music so much. There is something about the spectacle of it all that makes it so much fun to watch. To share it with you, I am pleased to share the top four placing bands from the 2014 parade. This is the fourth place band, Woodland String Band, as they perform 'Legend of the Lamp'.



For more about the Woodland String Band, visit their official website. You can also 'like' them on Facebook. I really enjoyed the group that finished in third place, South Philadelphia String Band. Here they are performing 'Invasion of Piracy'.



For more about the South Philadelphia String Band, visit their official website. You can also 'like' them on Facebook. In second place, Hegeman String Band were so damned good, it was hard to resist them. Watch the video of them performing 'Hegeman's Household Havoc'. This also features the winner of 1st Place in the Captain competition, John Baron.



For more about the Hegeman String Band, visit their official website. You can also 'like' them on Facebook, and 'follow' them on Twitter. Finally, the big winner of the 2014 parade was a group that was bright, colorful, and so exceptional to see and hear. This is Quaker City String Band, who took home the first place award with their performance of 'California Here We MUM!'



For more about the Quaker City String Band, visit their official website. You can also 'like' them on Facebook, and 'follow' them on Twitter. Happy New Year, Philadelphia style! To learn more about the Philadelphia Mummers Near Years Day Parade, visit their official website. There you can find a link to a live feed, if you live outside the viewing area. You can also 'like' them on Facebook, and 'follow' them on Twitter.

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