Themes

THEME HISTORY OF THE GREATER OVERBROOK STRING BAND

Greater Overbrook String Band

Year Theme Captain Marching Postion Prize Captain Prize
2017 Mum Potion #9 Bill Razzano 15th 15th 10th
2016 Havin’ a Hula-Va Mum Time Bill Razzano 2nd 14th 12th
2015 Brazilliant Bill Razzano 2nd 15th 16th
2014 Show Boatin on Broad Street Bill Razzano 9th 15th (Tie) 12th
2013 Greater O’s Headin’ For The Hills Bill Razzano 1st 16th 14th
2012 Fire Fightin’ Follies John Hicks 12th 15th 17th
2011 The Sidewalks of New York Carmen Vitanza Sr. 16th 14th 17th
2010 Memories of the Way We Were Jim Driadon 1st 15th 17th
2009 Polar-ized Perry DiMatteo 4th 13th 17th
2008 Haymazing Adventure Perry DiMatteo 3rd 13th 13th
2007 Welcome to the Jungle Perry DiMatteo 5th 13th 13th
2006 Greater O’s Stirrin’ the Pot Perry DiMatteo 6th 15th 15th
2005 Jest-A-Nother Knight Joe Anderson 1st 16th 15th
2004 Rock, Pop, and Patriotic Harry Hill 2nd 18th 17th
2003 Overbrook’s a Wiz at Oz Harry Hill 3rd 17th 14th
2002 Red Hot, Red Garter Revue Carmen Vitanza Sr. 17th 14th 14th
2001 Clowning Around City Hall Harry Hill 1st 15th
2000 Greater Overbrook’s Still Makin Music Jim Driadon 14th 16th
1999 On the Town in Madhattan Tom Piccone Jr. 14th 16th
1998 Friday Night at the Frat Frank Voight Jr. 2nd 8th (Tie)
1997 Greater O’s on the go to Mexico Frank Voight Jr. 2nd 18th
1996 Civil-Un-Rest Harry Hill 6th 17th
1995 Struttin’ with Billy Harry Hill 21st 17th
1994 On the Road Again Harry Hill 4th 14th
1993 Pajammin’ Harry Hill 1st 16th
1992 Car-Tunes Harry Hill 4th 15th
1991 Hooked on the High C’s Harry Hill 11th 14th (Tie)
1990 Dial 9-1-1 Jim Driadon 1st 16th
1989 A Serenade in Blues Chris Caniglia 19th 13th
1988 Woodchoppers Ball Chris Caniglia 8th 16th
1987 Street Scenes Jim Driadon 20th 12th
1986 Rag Time Revelry Jim Driadon 8th 11th
1985 Royal Masquerade Jim Driadon N/A 8th 4th
1984 Puttin’ on the Ritz Jim Driadon 24th 14th
1983 An Old Fashion Sing-a-Long Jim Driadon 7th 20th
1982 The Music Man Jim Driadon 17th 13th (Tie)
1981 Jungle Fantasy Jim Driadon 12th 17th
1980 Oscar’s Best Songs Jim Driadon 22nd 13th
1979 Season’s Greetings Luke McDermott 10th 13th
1978 A Tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll Luke McDermott 6th 10th
1977 New York, New York Luke McDermott 9th 20th
1976 Showtime ’76 Jim Driadon 3rd 12th
1975 Rhapsody in Blue Jim Driadon 20th 15th
1974 A Musical Jewelry Box Jim Driadon 16th 3rd
1973 Ballroom Reflections Jim Driadon 4th 2nd
1972 Hadfields and McCoys Jim Driadon 2nd 15th
1971 Satan Takes a Holiday Jim Driadon 12th 12th
1970 A Salute to Jimmy Durante Harry Straub 5th 9th
1969 Caribbean Holiday Harry Straub 10th 9th
1968 Winter Wonderland Harry Straub 7th 4th
1967 Mardi Gras Harry Straub N/A 8th
1966 Birds of a Feather Harry Straub 2nd 13th
1965 Jimmy “Schnozzle” Durante Harry Straub 13th 16th
1964 Cinderella Harry Straub 5th 13th
1963 Square Dance Jamboree Harry Straub 17th 11th
1962 Roman Holiday Harry Straub 6th 12th
1961 Swamp Fire Harry Straub 8th 4th
1960 Holiday in Paris Harry Straub 15th 5th
1959 American Jubilee Harry Straub 15th 8th
1958 The Tango Harry Straub 17th 10th
1957 A Show Boat Revue Harry Straub 4th 14th (Tie)
1956 American Indians Harry Straub 12th 13th
1955 From the Vine came the Grapes Harry Straub 16th 13th
1954 The Knights of the Rose Harry Straub 11th 19th (Tie)
1953 The Top Hatters Harry Straub 12th 16th

Whitman String Band

Year Theme Captain Marching Postion Prize Captain Prize
1952 Orchids in the Moonlight Harry Straub 14th 13th
1951 Stars are the Windows to Heaven Harry Straub 8th 16th
1950 Volunteer Firemen of Yesteryear -No Prize – Harry Straub 16th 19th
1949 Supersonic Strings -No Prize – Harry Whitman 9th 24th
1948 DID NOT MARCH
1947 DID NOT MARCH
1946 DID NOT MARCH
1945 DID NOT MARCH
1944 DID NOT MARCH
1943 The Road to Morocco Harry Whitman 5th 10th
1942 Kick Conga Harry Whitman 7th 12th
1941 The King’s Jesters Harry Whitman N/A 4th 1st
1940 The Waltz Harry Whitman N/A 18th
1939 Mountain Music Harry Whitman 16th 16th

69th Street String Band

Year Theme Captain Marching Postion Prize Captain Prize
1938 Spirit of Swing Harry Whitman 4th 4th
1937 DID NOT MARCH
1936 The Top Hatters Harry Whitman 8th 3rd
1935 The Men on the Flying Trapeze Harry Whitman 1st 2nd
1934 NO Parade
1933 Parisians Harry Whitman 3rd 4th 1st
1932 Fleur-De-Lis/The Great Rainbow Harry Whitman 4th 3rd
1931 Collegiates Harry Whitman N/A 6th

 

 

 CAPTAINS OF THE GREATER OVERBROOK STRING BAND

 

Captain Year
Harry Whitman 1931-1949
Harry Straub 1950-1970
Jim Driadon 1971-1976, 1980-1987,1990, 2000, 2010
Luke McDermott 1977-1979
Chris Caniglia 1988, 1989
Harry Hill 1991-1996, 2001, 2003, 2004
Frank Voight Jr. 1997, 1998
Tom Piccone Jr. 1999
Carmen Vitanza Sr. 2002, 2011
Joe Anderson 2005
Perry DiMatteo 2006 – 2009
John “The Chief” Hicks 2012
William “Wild Bill” Razzano 2013-2017