January 01, 2016
The South Philadelphia String Band took home the coveted first place honor in the string band category for the 2016 Mummers Parade.
The results were posted on PHL17's website Friday night. South Philly took home the top spot, beating out the Joseph A. Ferko band and Fralinger, who came in second and third respectively. Fralinger came in first last year.
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A video of South Philly's performance was posted to YouTube shortly after the parade on Friday. It can be viewed here:
A member of the South Philly band posted a video of his fellow performers celebrating following the news of their victory:
Avalon was disqualified from taking home first place because of the use of a blue tarp, according to Mr. Mummer. The band took the disqualification in stride, according to their Twitter account:
The best damn sounding band to ever be DQ'ed. See you in 2017!— Avalon String Band (@AvalonStringBnd) January 2, 2016
Taking home the prize for top string band captain was John Baron of Hegeman. Denny Palandro from South Philly came in second place and Tom Robison was third.
PHL17 has a full list of winners here. The list will be updated as more winners are announced.