This Year We Present


An expedition into an uncharted, exotic, and mysterious world uncovers the hidden secrets of the native people. Many challenges lie ahead, but we will march on to expose the true glory of this forgotten and undiscovered rhythmic beauty and driving force: The Lost Fralinger civilization.

Watch us New Year's Day on PHL17. If you live outside of the Philadelphia Metro Area, watch on PHL17’s Live Feed here. Fralinger is 3rd in the String Band Division line of march this year. Look for the first String Band on TV starting at 1:00PM ET and Fralinger at approximately 1:30PM ET.

This Year's News

Scott Wray Captain

Fralinger String Band's 2016 Parade Officers

This year Fralinger String Band will be led by Captain Scott Wray, Presentation Director Jeff Crompton, Music Director Shawn Decky, and Arranger John Wernega.

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Fralinger String Band marks 100th Anniversary on December 18th

On Thursday, December 18, 2014, the Fralinger String Band celebrated their centennial anniversary. The band will be honored at a special Philadelphia City Hall proclamation ceremony, with Congressman Robert Brady, Mayor Michael Nutter, City Councilmen Mark Squilla and James Kenney, along with other local officials and media representatives.

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History of the Fralinger String Band

Before the Parade Passes By is a history of the Fralinger String Band, from 1914 to 2009, in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade. It is also a story of people who have lived the life of this extraordinary folk culture.

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Donate to the band and support the Fralinger String Band organization. Donations accepted with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!


Here's the place to buy Fralinger music and gear. We've got t-shirts, hoodies, tanks, and more for men, women, and your little ones. Here you can also purchase our CD's, bumper stickers, mugs and ornaments.

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