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Meet the Mummers: Quaker City String Band on PHL17

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Quaker City String Band is a string band in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade.  In the years that PHL17 has covered the Philadelphia Mummers Parade we’ve collected lots of video and photos of the band.  Please enjoy the various performances and photos we have below.  You can learn more about Quaker City by visiting them on FB or their web site. Tune in to PHL17 at 8am on New Year’s Day 2014 for the 2014 SugarHouse Mummers Parade to see what Quaker City String Band has to offer this year.

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The Quaker city String Band, with 15 first places wins to their credit, recently celebrated their 75th anniversary. Led by one of the most energetic captains out there, Captain Jim Good, they deliver top notch performances year after year!

2014 Theme Concept:

Quaker City String Band entertained us this year with their 2014 “California Here We Mum” theme. The performance opened up with a giant steam engine breaking apart to reveal this group of talented musical prospectors, maps in hand, all in search of gold! This energy filled spectacular included an old time washboard band, golden confetti and a huge golden nugget all giving it an old West feel.

2014 Quaker City String Band

The Quaker City String Band takes its unique form of entertainment to audiences all over the world. Quaker City has entertained the people of Cuba, Mexico, England, Canada, France and Italy. Since 1986, the band has performed in Galveston, Texas for their annual Mardi Gras festivities. Also, since 1988 the band has been invited to perform in Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Quaker City welcomes the opportunity to deliver a piece of Philadelphia tradition to all parts of the world.

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The Quaker City String Band takes its unique form of entertainment to audiences all over the world. Quaker City has entertained the people of Cuba, Mexico, England, Canada, France and Italy. Since 1986, the band has performed in Galveston, Texas for their annual Mardi Gras festivities. Also, since 1988 the band has been invited to perform in Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Quaker City welcomes the opportunity to deliver a piece of Philadelphia tradition to all parts of the world.

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