A tradition long associated with Philadelphia is its annual Mummers' Parade on New Year's Day. The Palmyra String Band of Berlin, New Jersey participated in the parade each year. In 1972 they were the number ONE String Band. This film documents their New Year's Day the following year, the prep, the parade, and the night after.
Many years later, in December of 1994, just in time for New Years 1995, they merged with the Original Trilby String Band of Philadelphia.