Bucks County’s only Mummers organization recently moved their musical practice space from one local town to another. Dino Ciliberti wrote about the recent move in the Warminster Patch.
The Uptown String Band has moved its practice from its home base at Uptown Hall at the Parkland Fire Company in Langhorne to the gym of the old Saint Bosco School in Warminster
Bucks County’s only Mummers organization temporarily rented the old school gymnasium after it found itself in need of more space. The band is rehearsing throughout December in preparation for their biggest event of the season – January 1 performance in the 2023 Philadelphia Mummers Parade.
“We need a bigger space to practice,” said Devon Hindman, the Uptown String Band’s publicity director. “This year we are using the gym at St. John Bosco because it provides enough ceiling height to build our props and enough room to practice our routine.”
This year, the routine is an African jungle/animal theme titled “Safari So Good.”
The Uptown String Band, which is a fully-volunteer organization with close to 200 members, is busy throughout the year performing at various functions in Bucks County and surrounding areas. The group has appeared on the boardwalk in Ocean City and they have even performed at weddings.
Read more about the Uptown String Band in the Warminster Patch.