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Hire The Band

You need not travel to Philadelphia on January 1st to witness the most spectacular portion of the world-renowned Philadelphia Mummers Parade – the colorfully costumed, banjo-strumming String bands. A long-time parade favorite, the Greater Kensington String Band, can bring the excitement, color, and musical celebration of the parade to you…any time of the year.

With multiple first prizes under its belt, “Greater K” has a performance for every occasion, big or small. We’ve enlivened such grand events as the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge, the opening of the Olympic Training Center in Colorado, the Chinese New Year Parade in Hong Kong, the annual Christmas Parade in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest celebration in Ontario, Canada.

But we don’t need the Brooklyn Bridge to do our merry making. We’ve played wedding receptions, private dinner parties, company anniversaries, and national conventions. If there is an event that needs sparkle and sizzle, we’ll make it happen

Our costumed musicians provide the flexibility you need— from a 15-minute grand opening to a two-hour fundraiser. We’ve played it all. We can provide foot-tapping music and the good-humored fun your event needs, including a demonstration of the unique Mummer’s Strut.   We love to parade and invite inquiries as to availability.   We have the right-sized group for any occasion: Parades, Concerts, Conventions, Weddings, Private Parties, and even more!

Hire the Greater Kensington String Band

Please tell us a little more about your event or the performance you are requesting by submitting this form.