|Peter A. Broomall String Band
|Organized by the late Peter A. Broomall in 1930, the Broomall String Band is one of the oldest string
bands in existence today.
The band was originally organized and located in South Philadelphia. Then in the early 1970’s the
club moved across the Delaware River to National Park, New Jersey, where they can be found today.
New Year's Day 2010 will mark the bands 80th anniversary.
Peter’s descendants still participate in some capacity with the band today. His two sons
James and the late Edward, his grandson Peter Sr., great-grandson Peter Jr. (PJ ) and great-great-
grandsons Mason and Kaden ; hence the reason why Broomall is proud of their close family tradition.
Peter A. Broomall String Band, Inc. is a chartered member of both the Philadelphia Mummers’ and
New Year Shooters’ Association and the Philadelphia Mummers’ String Band Association. These are
two very prestigious and recognizable organizations dedicated to the preservation of Mummery.
The band performs annually in both the Philadelphia Mummers’ New Years
Parade, and the Philadelphia Mummers’ String Band Association’s Show of Shows. The band has
also performed from Maine to Florida and everywhere in-between. In addition, the band has appeared
on national television, local cable stations, and has received many awards and proclamations for its
Our members come from all walks of life, professions, ethnic backgrounds, and four states, where
they join together to share one common bond ... the love of Mummery.
|A little bit about the Peter A. Broomall String Band
Broomall String Band
522 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063
|Just What the Doctor Ordered 2013