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Uptown String Band
115 Trenton Road
Hulmeville, PA 19047
Cross Street: 28th Street
General Information
Own a piece of Philadelphia Mummers String Band History by buying an official mummers costume. Several different themed costumes available from Hobo Costumes used in the 2006 Parade to the most recent Fisherman Costumes used in this past years parade. Call for more info

The Uptown String Band has been parading in the annual Philadelphia New Years Day Mummers Parade since 1938. The band has taken top honors in the parade in 1957, 1976, and 1977. Uptown first recorded the world renown "I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover," selling over 1,000,000 copies worldwide. The band was originally located in North West Philadelphia Mummersfor many years, until 1990, when it was brought further "uptown" from the city and into Bucks County.

The Uptown String Band is a non-profit organization based in Hulmeville, PA. They are a member of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association, and participate annually in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, held each year on New Year's Day. This award-winning band performs locally, nationally, and internationally throughout the year to fund its New Year's Day production, and takes pride in entertaining the public with "Philadelphia String Band Music At Its Finest." 

  • Hire The Band:   Looking for that something special to make your event memorable?
    Birthday Parties
    Anniversary Celebrations
    Special Events
    For More Information Call 215.752.3479

  • Uptown is also available for concerts.  We have an extensive repertoire of music, and offer a different program of musical selections each year.  At a concert with our full band we typically perform two 45 minute sets which may include our New Year’s Day routine, patriotic tunes, old standards, some favorites from past Uptown themes, and of course some string band favorites.  We’ll bring along some costumed dancers to interact with the crowd, and end the night with “Golden Slippers” complete with umbrellas
  • Music Lessons: Saxophone, Banjo, Upright Bass lessons are available at Uptown's clubhouse.

    Lessons are provided by professional, qualified music teachers with no obligation to Uptown.  

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  • Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
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