Organized Nov 2, 1920
We are part of the Philadelphia Mummers' Parade which happens annually on New Year's Day in the heart of South Philadelphia. Thousands of Mummers welcome in the New Year by parading in either the Comics, Fancy Club, Fancy Brigade, or the main attraction of the parade, the String Band division.
Celebrating our 100th anniversary on November 2, 2020; having marched in 100 consecutive
parades, we have compiled one of the best prize records in the
history of the Mummers' Parade.
Here are some key notes about Hegeman
Organized in 1920, by a music store owner by the name of Earnest A. Hegeman
The only band to have performed in 2 Inaugural Parades. Harry Truman 1949 & John F. Kennedy 1961
Performed privately for Prince Rainier III of Monaco & Grace Kelly 1956
Performed at The Bellevue Stratford for King Gustav of Sweden in 1976
All male membership until 1991
The first year with females, the band takes 1st Prize in 1992
To date, the only co-ed band to win 1st prize and only champion band on 2st
Ten Time Champions of Mummers Parade.