January 2, 2022 was a historic day for the South Philadelphia String Band. For the first time in the our long and storied history, the band won back to back first prize in the String Band Division on New Year’s Day.
Over the past 17 years South Philly has been the most consistent prize winning band in the String Band division. having placed in the top 3 or better 13 times, with the other 4 years finishing 4th. In the past 6 parades South Philly has won 4 championships!
Our captain, Denny Palandro, has also taken top honors in the past 2 parades. Denny’s leadership on the street has led the band to unprecedented heights. He has also been one of the top captain’s in the division with finishes in the top 4 in 10 of his 14 years as captain.
We look forward to seeing you all at our String Band Champions Serenade! (dates and details coming soon!)