Saturday, December 31, 2011

String Band Association Fundraiser Winners

Winners for the String Band Association Fundraiser are as followed.

Grand Prize Super Bowl Trip- Jim Schaffer Ticket Number 14428

17 Game Phillies Plan- Rick Marescu- Ticket Number 44732

Sony TV- Joe Mathews- Ticket Number 39778

Friday, December 30, 2011

Social Media and the Mummers

This year for the 2012 Mummers Parade we are bringing in social media to help track your favorite clubs throughout the parade route.

All you need to do is log on to and click the twitter and facbook icons at the bottom of the page and follow us. Throughout the day you will be able to see pictures as well as track your club so you know how long before they hit the TV.

Here are direct links that you can follow us at as well:

Also, PHL17 will be doing a live feed on the parade on their website along with message boards to wish your favorite club good luck. You can see the parade at PHL17's website by clicking here to go to their Mummers Parade section.

2012 Parade Lineup 2

Themes for the 2012 Parade have been released for the String Band and Fancy Brigade Division.

Here is what your favorite club will be for 2012. Please note when we get more themes for the other Divisions we will post them.

Comic Clubs
1. Goodtimers Comic Club

2. Landi Comic Club

3. Murray Comic Club

Wench Brigades
1. Riverfront Wench Brigade
2. Oregon Wench Brigade
3. O'Malley Wench Brigade
4. Cara Liom Wench Brigade
5. Bryson Wench Brigade
6. Pirates Wench Brigade
7. Saints Wench Brigade
8. Froggy Carr Wench Brigade

Fancy Division
1. Hog Island Fancy
2. Golden Sunrise Fancy

String Bands
1. Duffy String Band – "All Decked Out"

2. Fralinger String Band – "Stars Over Scotland"

3. Broomall String Band – "Tin Can Alley"

4. Aqua String Band – "Hay Fever"

5. South Philadelphia String Band – "A Tune Full of Suga"

6. Polish American String Band – "We Salute"

7. Uptown String Band – "Jest For the Pun of It"

8. Ferko String Band – "The Carnival Comes to Town"

9. Quaker City String Band – "A Toys Night Out"

10. Avalon String Band – "Avalon in Wonderland"

11. Greater Kensington String Band – "Haunted Harmonies"

12. Greater Overbrook String Band – "Fire Fightin’ Folllies"

13. Original Trilby String Band – "Hoodoo Voodoo...We Do"

14. Pennsport String Band – "Make A Wish"

15. Durning String Band – "We’re Wheelie Motorvated"

16. Hegeman String Band – "Ya'll don't know DIXIE"

17. Woodland String Band - "It's a Jungle Out There"

Fancy Brigades
1. Downtowners Fancy Brigade -“Pirates – Dead or Alive? The Curse of Skull Island”

2. Saturnalians Fancy Brigade -“Empires of the Deep: Where Myth and Legend Collide"

3. Avenuers Fancy Brigade -“India - The Maharaja Celebration”

4. South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade -“Ka “Light” Oscope: Harness the Power of the Spectrum”

5. Golden Crown Fancy Brigade -"World of Witchcraft"

6. Jokers Fancy Brigade -“Ancient Egypt, Rise of The Mummies”

7. Shooting Stars Fancy Brigade -“Expedition Everest: Quest for the Yeti”

8. 2nd Street Shooters Fancy Brigade -“Monsters Unleashed”

9. Satin Slipper Fancy Brigade -“The Dragon Emperor: Rise of the Terra-cotta Army”

10. Clevemore Fancy Brigade - “Ancient Voodoo Rituals… Modern Vibes”

For a more in depth parade lineup you can visit and download their parade guide by clicking here. The guide will also include a parade route as well.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mummers Lunch at the Sugarhouse Casino

Get ready for the 112 Annual Sugarhouse Mummers Parade, ALL Mummers are invited to Sugarhouse Refinery Bar to wish each other Good luck on the Big Day, Lunch is $10. There will be entertainment from Various Members of String Bands, Sure to be a Great time. Wednesday December 28th from 1 to 4pm, Followed at 5 by the one and Only Jerry Blavat.

Monday, December 19, 2011

2012 Mummers Parade Order of March

The Order of March is in for all the Divisions see where your favorite club will march in 2012:

The Comic Division
1. Goodtimers
2. Landi
3. Murray

The Wench Brigade Division
1. Riverfront
2. Oregon
3. O’Malley
4. Cara Liom
5. Bryson
6. Pirates
7. Saints
8. Froggy Carr

The Fancy Division
1. Hog Island
2. Golden Sunrise

The String Band Division
1. Duffy
2. Fralinger
3. Broomall
4. Aqua
5. South Philadelphia
6. Polish American
7. Uptown
8. Ferko
9. Quaker City
10. Avalon
11. Greater Kensington
12. Greater Overbrook
13. Trilby
14. Pennsport
15. Durning
16. Hegeman
17. Woodland

Fancy Brigade Division
1. Downtowners
2. Saturnalians
3. Avenuers
4. South Philly Vikings
5. Golden Crown
6. Jokers
7. Bill McIntyre’s Shooting Stars
8. 2nd Street Shooters
9. Satin Slipper
10. Clevemore

Check back later on for what your favorite club will be in 2012.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Philly’s Casino Partners with City’s Most Beloved New Year’s Tradition

PHILADELPHIA — November 17, 2011 — SugarHouse Casino announced today it will be the presenting sponsor of the 2012 Philadelphia Mummers Parade and Fancy Brigade Finale, representing the casino’s continued commitment to the city it calls home.

SugarHouse General Manager Wendy Hamilton made the announcement at the casino’s Refinery restaurant to a group of Mummers leadership, including captains and delegates of each club, as well as Chairman of the Save the Mummers foundation, George Badey. The Save the Mummers Board of Directors consists of the leaders of all Mummers’ divisions, and also includes other distinguished citizens. It works to raise funds to help support and maintain the Mummers’ traditions, including the New Year’s Day parade in Philadelphia, which generates more than $9 million in revenue to the city and state each year.

“The Mummers organizations are extremely grateful to have supporters like SugarHouse Casino,” said Badey. “As the presenting sponsor for 2012, and hopefully future parades, the casino is recognizing the importance of continuing our city’s most cherished tradition. We’re looking forward to cultivating a longtime partnership with SugarHouse.”

The Mummers Parade is the longest-running New Year’s Day tradition in the country. Its roots date back to the late 1600s in Philadelphia, and the first officially sanctioned parade by the city was in 1901. The parade features complex, custom costumes, music, and renowned pageantry with more than 10,000 participants. The 2012 parade will be the 112th and will be more colorful and entertaining than ever before.

As part of the sponsorship, parade-goers can ride the Sugar Express, the casino’s shuttle bus, and interact with the Sweeties, SugarHouse’s team of cocktail servers and promoters, among this year’s Broad Street attractions and performers.
“We are very excited to be part of the Mummers Parade for the first time,” said Hamilton. “Over the past 14 months SugarHouse has been absorbed into the fabric of the city, and this parade is so important to the history and culture of our community. The partnership is going to be a spectacular way to kick off 2012 for both our casino team and the city!”

The Mummers Parade will be broadcast on PHL17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., preceded by a Breakfast with the Mummers special at 9 a.m. and followed by a primetime showing of the Fancy Brigade Finale at the Convention Center from 8 to 10 p.m.

“The Mummers Parade and Fancy Brigade Finale are Philadelphia institutions and the station is proud to broadcast the New Year’s Day festivities over the air waves for everyone to enjoy,” said Vince Giannini, general manager of PHL17. “With more than eight hours of live TV coverage, Philadelphians watching from home won’t miss a single minute of the January 1 celebration.”
Those who want to see the Philadelphia tradition first hand can do so along the Broad Street route, which stretches from South Philly to City Hall, where the divisions will perform for the judging panel.

In addition, the casino will be running free shuttles continuously from the parade to the casino all day long. Guests can park at the casino for free and take the Sugar Express over to the Broad Street festivities. At the casino, SugarHouse will have a full day of celebrating 2012 with promotions, gaming and beverage specials to start the new year off right.

SugarHouse is a strong economic engine and financial contributor to the city of Philadelphia. In addition to supporting countless nonprofits and city-wide events, SugarHouse generated more than $100 million in city and state tax revenue during its first year of operation.

For more information about SugarHouse’s New Year’s Day festivities and gaming promotions, visit

To learn more about the Philadelphia Mummers and the Save the Mummers foundation, visit


Monday, January 10, 2011

My PHL17 Links

With the 2011 Mummers parade in books you can always get your Mummers itch by the following ways:

You can attend the Philadelphia String Band Association String Band Show of Shows in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, February 26th show times are 12 PM and 5 PM. Visit for ticket prices or visit for more information.

My PHL17 also has video and photos from the 2011 and older parades, here are the links you can visit.

Photo Gallery:
Video Gallery:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 Mummers Parade Results

Here are the winners for the 2011 Mummers Parade

Comic Division
1. Murray
2. Landi
3. Goodtimers

Wench Brigade Division
1 Riverfront
2 Bryson
3 Cara Liom
4 Saints
5 O'Malley
6 Oregon
7 Pirates
8 Froggy Carr

Fancy Division
1. Hog Island
2. Golden Sunrise

String Band Division
1 Quaker City
2 Ferko
3 South Philadelphia
4 Fralinger
5 Avalon
6 Woodland
7 Hegeman
8 Polish American
9 Uptown
10 Greater Kensington
11 Aqua
12 Durning
13 Duffy
14 Greater Overbrook
15 Pennsport
16 Trilby
17 Broomall

Fancy Brigade Division
1. Jokers
2. South Philly Vikings
3. Shooting Stars
4. Saturnalian
5. Downtowners
6. Golden Crown
7. Satin Slipper
8. Avenuers
9. 2nd St. Shooters
10. Clevemore