Prize History of the String Bands

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Until the 2020 Mummers Parade

2019 Order of March

Place Band Theme Captain
1. Jersey    
2. Woodland Fiesta del Fuego George Balzer, IV
3. Avalon A Day on the Bayou Carmen Maniaci
4. South Philadelphia Twisted Gypsy Carnival  
5. Fralinger War of the Worlds Brad Bowen
6. Quaker City Quaker City's Pyramid Scheme  
7. Ferko Mums of Liberty Michael Luciany
8. Polish American Under the Sea Nick Magenta
9. Hegeman    
10. Uptown Welcome to the 20's Stephen Caldwell
11. Aqua Railroad Wraiths  
12. Duffy Candy Jake Kudrick
13. Greater Overbrook Under the Lovely London Sky Jim Driadon
14. Pennsport    
15. Greater Kensington Witches  
16. Durning    

Hi there.... I am a huge mummers fan who lives in Nazareth, PA, and an accordion player with the Uptown String Band. Here you will find finishing orders from all the string band portion of the parades.

I realize I did not amass all this information. It was from a gentleman who had a page up with all the prize info, it was about 1997. If anyone knows who it was, I will give rightful credit.

If I left anything out, please e-mail me so I can fill in the info. Thanks for looking!

1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 (NO PARADE) 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924

1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 (NO PARADE)

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944

1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954

1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964

1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

1st prize winning bands 1st prize winning captains Leadoff bands and where they finished "Custard's Last Stand" winners Hall of Fame Inductees