2016 STRING BAND CHAMPIONS!

The South Philadelphia String Band took home top honors in this year’s Philadelphia Mummers Parade, with the theme, “Dia de los Muertos”. The vibrant costumes, precision movements and powerhouse music were the highlight of the String Band Division. Additionally our captain, Denny Palandro, finished in Second Prize!

This marked the 4th time in the band’s history it has taken First Prize, and the first time since 1975. Also, the band has now finished 4th or better for the past 11 consecutive parades! 

SPSB News

Champions Serenade!

Doo Wop Saturday!

People’s Choice Awards

Super Bowl Party

IF YOU ARE PLANNING AN EVENT AND WOULD LIKE TO ADD TRUE PHILADELPHIA FLAVOR THEN . . .

HIRE US !

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Our Newly renovated banquet facility

  • Central air conditioning
  • Spectacular fireplace

  • Restaurant style kitchen
  • Large screen TVs

  • Custom oak bar
  • Large dance floor

  • Wireless internet access
  • Plenty of parking

History of South Philadelphia String Band

The South Philadelphia String Band was organized on May 14, 1946 in the Grays Ferry kitchen of Samuel G. Hamilton, whose founding philosophy was simple: “A good band was one that featured good people and good musicians having a good time.” Hamilton combed the streets of Grays Ferry for members, and the Band’s first appearance in the Mummer’s Day Parade on January 1, 1947.

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