This Year We Present


The Sorcerer’s spells take us through a wondrous and wizardly world. When the Sorcerer sees himself in his crystal ball, illusion shatters into reality and a spellbinding performance unfolds.

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 12th in the String Band Division line of march this year. Their rehearsal and starting position is on JFK Parkway between 17th and 18th Streets (nearer to 17th Street). Look for the band to arrive at their starting area by 11:40 AM ET, and their appearance on TV at the City Hall Judging Area at approximately 2:50 PM ET.

This Year's News

Fralinger String Band's 2017 Parade Officers

On NYD 2017, 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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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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