The Aqua String Band was founded in 1920 with its name reflecting the then raging controversy over Prohibition. Aqua has never missed a New Year’s Day Parade and is known for presenting original and creative themes, as well as introducing the glockenspiel (bells) into the Mummers’ Parade. 2014 Theme Concept: Space… the Final Mum-Tier. This is the voyage of the Aqua String Band. Its mission: to entertain on strange new worlds, to seek out new life forms and new musical arrangements, to boldly strut where no band has strutted before.