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!!