Polish American's Summer Stroll #2 Tonight

This evening, Polish American String Band sets out on our second Summer Stroll through the streets of the beautiful Port Richmond neighborhood.  Keep your eyes pealed and ears open as we will be parading through the area to the SE of Aramingo and Allegheny Aves between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM!

Kevin Sullivan
PASB Member Spotlight: Rob Carroll

Polish American String Band's Member Spotlight is where we will proudly share information about the accomplishments and journeys of several of our members on a semi-regular basis going forward.

Polish American String Band would like to wish the best to member and Musical Director, Rob Carroll, as he takes his talents to Key West, FL for the next few days!  When Rob isn't tirelessly working to continually improve Polish American String Band, he is also both a professional musician and a professional Benjamin Franklin impersonator and tour guide.  

Rob, along with several musician friends notably including Philadelphia's own Tim Williams, will be taking the stage at the Hog's Breath Saloon each night this week at 9 PM through Sunday 7/8!  You can enjoy the show as well and take in the incredible tenor saxophone stylings of Rob via the Hog's Breath streaming cameras which can be found at: https://www.hogsbreath.com/keywest/hog-cams/ 

 

 

Kevin Sullivan
PASB Member Spotlight: Brandon Hillwig

This is the first edition of Polish American String Band's Member Spotlight where we will proudly share information about the accomplishments and journeys of several of our members on a semi-regular basis going forward.  Our first selection is sure to start things off great!

Polish American String Band would like to congratulate and extend our well wishes to an extremely accomplished young member who has just set off on an amazing experience.  Brandon Hillwig, bell player and three year member of Polish American String Band, is not only an accomplished musician when it comes to playing the bells, but he is also an accomplished vocalist as well.  Given his talents, Brandon is also a performing member of the Philadelphia Boys' Choir and has set off on tour with them bound for both Singapore and Vietnam.  A dedicated member, despite having to fly half way around the world on the afternoon of July 4th, Brandon, along with his father, bass fiddle player Chuck, joined Polish American for the Berlin, NJ Fourth of July Parade in the morning prior to setting off for the airport.

Polish American is honored to be able to count such a talented, dedicated, and diverse musician as Brandon among our membership and wishes him and the entirety of the Philadelphia Boys' Choir a safe, successful, and incredible tour!

Polish American String Band Celebrates 85th Anniversary

Today marks the 85th Anniversary of the Polish American String Band!  The club, founded by Joseph Jankowski, formally started on July 3rd, 1933.  For the entirety of their 85-year history, Polish American String Band has called the neighborhood of Port Richmond home.  With very deep roots in their community which began with a foundation in the neighborhood's heavily Polish demographic but have continued to establish themselves as a cultural identity with the families, friends, and neighbors with whom they have shared their home in these past eighty five years, Polish American String Band has become an ingrained part of the culture of Port Richmond and has served as the soundtrack for many of the neighborhood's shining moments in the last near-century.

Later this year, Polish American String Band will officially commemorate their 85th Anniversary with additional details of the event to be released in coming months.

Polish American String Band would like to thank all of their members both past and present for their contributions to the organization; without the undying passion and love for this tradition, this music, and this hobby that their members have fostered, Polish American String Band could not exist today.  Of equal importance, PASB would also like to thank the families of all of those who have called themselves members of the band; their sacrifice of their time, allowing the band to borrow their loved ones, and the incredible contributions that so very many people have selflessly given to support what Polish American does are beyond measure, and have allowed the band to flourish throughout its storied history.  Lastly, PASB would like to offer their most heartfelt thanks to all of those who support the band; without the best fans in Mummery to perform to, there would be no band.

Please join us in wishing a happy 85th Anniversary to Polish American String Band, and here is to 85 more years!!

Let PA Take YOU Out to the Ball Game

The Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association has once again partnered with the Philadelphia Phillies for the annual Summer Mummer Celebration!

Join us for DISCOUNTED tickets which help to SUPPORT your favorite string band on Tuesday, August 28th as the red hot Phillies take on their division rivals, the Washington Nationals, for a 7:05p start.

Simply go to www.phillies.com/mummers and use the code: POLISHAMERICAN to get your discounted tickets.  Be sure to select Section 146 when using the interactive seat map if you'd like to sit with your favorite folks at PASB!

Half of all proceeds from ticket sales will support Polish American String Band!   Buy your tickets now so its not one, two, three strikes; you're out!

PASB's Summer Season Kicks Off!

If you live in the neighborhood of Port Richmond, summer can mean a lot of things; barbecues, trips to the shore, open fire hydrants, and the sweet sounds of Polish American String Band right outside your door!  PASB has recommenced our annual tradition of taking to the streets of our home neighborhood last night, parading up and down the streets of Port Richmond on the North side of Allegheny Ave.  This is the first of several trips throughout the neighborhood with a future date to be determined for the South side within the next few weeks.

Next up, Polish American gets ready to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the USA right in the birthplace of our amazing nation with several Fourth of July celebrations.  Find us this upcoming Saturday, June 30th, at the Maple Shade, NJ Independence Day Parade, and on July 4th, look for your favorite string band at both the Berlin, NJ and Moorestown, NJ July 4th Parades as well as Tinicum Township's Fourth of July celebrations!

Help us say Happy Birthday, America!  We'll see you on the parade routes!

Kevin Sullivan
Campbell Square - Music in the Park

Join Polish American String Band for a free live concert at Campbell Square in our beautiful home neighborhood of Port Richmond!

Tuesday, June 19th at 7 PM
2535 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134

For more information, please see our Event Page and Calendar!

Kevin Sullivan
PASB 2.0 Launches!

Welcome to the brand new website of Polish American String Band!  We've redesigned our site from the ground-up to give you, our patrons, fans, friends, and families better access to all things Polish American String Band!  We hope you enjoy, and we would love your feedback for any ideas you may have around content, design, or media.  

Be sure to check out our full list of upcoming engagements and fundraisers through our Events Page and Calendar, and check back often for updates!  We'll also have all new media coming soon with an updated YouTube channel for all of your PASB video needs and an all-new SoundCloud channel to allow us to share our music directly to you!

Dziękuję Ci / Thank you,

Your Friends at Polish American String Band

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