Our mission is to bring the joy of
mummery to the world through music.
The Uptown String Band is a non-profit organization based in Hulmeville, PA. Uptown is a member of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association, and since 1938 has participated in the annual Philadelphia Mummers Parade, held on New Year's Day. The award winning band performs at parades, concerts, weddings and many other events locally, nationally, and internationally throughout the year to fund its New Year's Day production. Uptown takes great pride in entertaining the public with its infectious brand of music, detailed choreography and colorful sequined costumes.
The band is made up of over seventy men and women of all ages and musical skill levels. The members treat each other with respect and create a sense of family that support one another. From the very beginning, the Uptown String Band has invested back into the community. The band feels that by giving what it can, it can make a world of difference in the lives of others. The band is constantly lending its special type of support to various projects throughout the year. The members take delight in dressing in elaborate costumes and performing for people throughout the east coast.