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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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MUMMERS WANTED-BUILDERS, CARPENTERS, PAINTERS, ARTISTS, AND GENERAL HELP NEEDED! Always wanted to be a Mummer?  Here’s your chance!  The Uptown String Band is looking for a few good men

(and women!) to help on New Year’s Day.

No prior experience necessary.

 

Call us at 215-752-3479 for more information

 

COSTUMES FOR SALE

Own a piece of Philadelphia Mummers String Band History by buying an official mummers costume.

 

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History of the Uptown String Band

     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 for many years, until  1990, when it was brought further "uptown" from the city and into Bucks County.

 

 

1947 "Four Leaf Clover" 

 

Theme History of the Uptown and Harrowgate String Bands

 

Year

Theme
2015 Stay Tuned!
2014 "The Pillage People"
2013

"Keystone Kops and Kapers"

2012 "Jest for the Pun of It"
2011 "Shake Rattle and Casserole"
2010 "La Fiesta Mexicana"
2009 "A Whale Of A Tale"
2008 "Infestation 08"
2007 "Lumberjack Swing"
2006 "Bums The Word"
2005 "Maui Wowwie"

2004

"Bach on Broad"

2003

"We Hopi You Likey"

2002

"Neato Bandito"

2001

"Uptowns Taking Up Space"

2000

"No Place Like Rome"

1999

"Side Show Shenanigans"

1998

"Uptown Heads For The Hills"

1997

"Devil In A Blue Dress"

1996

"The British Are Coming"

1995

"Off The Wall With King Tut"

1994

"Deep In The Heart of Texas"

1993

"Next Stop PA Station"

1992

"I Love Paris"

1991

"How Sweet It Is"

 

In 1991 Uptown Merged with the Harrowgate String Band
Harrowgate Theme History

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1990

"Revival in the Bayou"

1989

"Band Overboard"

1988

"All That Jazz"

1987

"Backyard Saturday Night"

1986

"The Mark of Zorro"

1985

"Things Have Changed Mr. Sousa"

1984

"Naughty, But Nice"

1983

"Four Minutes, Four Acts"

1982

"Portrait of a Mummer"

1981

"Hillbilly Hoe-Down"

1980

"Dancing Around the World"

1979

"The Big Parade"

1978

"Sailors Life for Me"

1977

"Roaring 20's" 1st Prize

1976

"Moving On, U.S.A." 1st Prize

1975

"The Thing"

1974

"Lullaby of Broadway"

1973

"Parade Fantasia"

1972

"A Philadelphia Fantasy"

1971

"A Freeloaders Holiday"

1970

"Casey Jones"

1969

"Storybook Fantasy"

1968

"South Rampart Street Parade"

1967

"Songs of the Desert"

1966

"A New Year Party"

1965

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1964

"Garden of Roses"

1963

"Spanish Bull Fight"

1962

The Wonderful Twenties"

1961

"Chiefs of Oklahoma"

1960

"Spain Comes to Mexico"

1959

"The Prince of India"

1958

"Snuffy Smith and his Feather Merchants"

1957

"Rainbow Fantasy"

1956

"Mummers March"

1955

"A Garden of Roses"

1954

"Oklahoma Sunburst"

1953

"Heart of a Clown"

1952

"Red Sails of Sunset"

1951

"Symbols of Ireland"

1950

"Royal Men of Egypt"

 

Uptown Theme History

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1990 "Behind Musical Bars"
1989 "Hobo Shenanigans"
1988 "Carnivale Di Venezia"
1987 "Thru the Years to Gold"
1986 "Fireworks of Dancing Feet"
1985 "Caution Men at Work"
1984

"Rogers and Hammerstein"

1983 "The West Point Story"
1982

"Rain N Rainbow"

1981

"Tribute to Stephen Foster"

1980

"Holiday in Hawaii"

1979

"A Game of Chess"

1978

"Send in the Clowns"

1977 "Champagne Music"
1976 "Celebrate-Dance to the Music"
1975 "Storybook Magic"
1974 "String Band Jamboree"
1973 "Golden Hit Parade"
1972

"A Tribute to the King-Satchmo"

1971 "Young at Heart"
1970 "The Melodious Merrymakers"
1969 "Say it with Music"
1968

"Kabucki Lion Dancers"

1967 "Mexican Fantasy"
1966

"Stick to Uncle Sam"

1965

"Polynesian Fantasy"

1964 "Floral Design"
1963

"Waltz Time"

1962

"Silver Jubilee-25 Years"

1961 "Tournament of Roses"
1960 "Song Hits of Yesteryear"
1959 "Puppets on Parade "
1958 "Carousel"
1957 "Syncopated Clock" 1st Prize
1956 "Black Magic"
1955

"Uptown on Parade"

1954 "Out of the Deep Blue Sea"
1953 "Butterflies"
1952 "Little Dutch Boy and Girl"
1951 "Indian Summer"
1950 "Fan-C-Melodies"
1949 "Glorified Clover"
1948

"Philadelphia On Parade"

1947

"Four Leaf Clover"

1946 "Musical Clowns with Melody and Mirth"
1945 "The League of Nations"
1944 "Paper Doll"
1943

"Glorified Rose"

1942

"V is Victory"

1941 "Rhapsody In Blue"
1940

"East Comes West"

1939 "Mexican Revelers"
1938 "Star Dust"

 

 

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