Themes

THEME HISTORY OF THE GREATER OVERBROOK STRING BAND

Year

Theme

Captain

Marching Position

Prize/Place

69th Street Band

1931 Collegiates Harry Whitman

N/A

6th

1932 Fleur-De-Lis/The Great Rainbow Harry Whitman

4th

3rd

1933 Parisians Harry Whitman

3rd

4th

(1st Place Capt.)

1934 NO PARADE Harry Whitman

N/A

N/A

1935 The Men on the Flying Trapeze Harry Whitman

1st

2nd

1936 The Top Hatters Harry Whitman

8th

3rd

1937 DID NOT MARCH  N/A

N/A

N/A

1938 Spirit of Swing Harry Whitman

4th

4th

1939 Mountain Hillbillies Harry Whitman

16th

16th

1940 The Waltz Harry Whitman

N/A

18th

Whitman String Band

1940 Sweethearts of Yesteryear

N/A

9th

1941 The King’s Jesters Harry Whitman

N/A

4th

(1st Place Capt.)

1942 Kick Conga Harry Whitman

7th

12th

1943 The Road to Morocco Harry Whitman

5th

10th

 1944-  1948 DID NOT MARCH

N/A

N/A

N/A

1949 Supersonic Strings  -No Prize – Harry Whitman

9th

24th

1950 Volunteer Firemen of Yesteryear  -No Prize – Harry Straub

16th

19th

1951 Stars are the Windows to Heaven Harry Straub

8th

16th

1952 Orchids in the Moonlight Harry Straub

14th

13th

Greater Overbrook String Band

1953 The Top Hatters Harry Straub

12th

16th

1954 The Knights of the Rose Harry Straub

11th

19th (Tie)

1955 From the Vine came the Grapes Harry Straub

16th

13th

1956 American Indians Harry Straub

12th

13th

1957 A Show Boat Revue Harry Straub

4th

14th(Tie)

1958 The Tango Harry Straub

17th

10th

1959 American Jubilee Harry Straub

15th

8th

1960 Holiday in Paris Harry Straub

15th

5th

1961 Swamp Fire Harry Straub

8th

4th

1962 Roman Holiday Harry Straub

6th

12th

1963 Square Dance Jamboree Harry Straub

17th

11th

1964 Cinderella Harry Straub

5th

13th

1965 Jimmy “Schnozzle” Durante Harry Straub

13th

16th

1966 Birds of a Feather Harry Straub

2nd

13th

1967 Mardi Gras Harry Straub

N/A

8th

1968 Winter Wonderland Harry Straub

7th

4th

1969 Caribbean Holiday Harry Straub

10th

9th

1970 A Salute to Jimmy Durante Harry Straub

5th

9th

1971 Satan Takes a Holiday Jim Driadon

12th

12th

1972 The Hatfields and The McCoys Jim Driadon

2nd

15th

1973 Ballroom Reflections Jim Driadon

4th

2nd

1974 A Musical Jewelry Box Jim Driadon

16th

3rd

1975 Rhapsody in Blue Jim Driadon

20th

15th

1976 Showtime ’76 Jim Driadon

3rd

12th

1977 New York, New York Luke McDermott

9th

20th

1978 A Tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll Luke McDermott

6th

10th

1979 Season’s Greetings Luke McDermott

10th

13th

1980 Oscar’s Best Songs Jim Driadon

22nd

13th

1981 Jungle Fantasy Jim Driadon

12th

17th

1982 The Music Man Jim Driadon

17th

13th (Tie)

1983 An Old Fashion Sing-a-Long Jim Driadon

7th

20th

1984 Puttin’ on the Ritz Jim Driadon

24th

14th

1985 Royal Masquerade Jim Driadon

8th

(4th Prize Capt.)

1986 Rag Time Revelry Jim Driadon

8th

11th

1987 Street Scenes Jim Driadon

20th

12th

1988 Woodchoppers Ball Chris Caniglia

8th

16th

1989 A Serenade in Blues Chris Caniglia

19th

13th

1990 Dial 9-1-1 Jim Driadon

1st

16th

1991 Hooked on the High C’s Harry Hill

11th

14th (Tie)

1992 Car-Tunes Harry Hill

4th

15th

1993 Pajammin’ Harry Hill

1st

16th

1994 On the Road Again Harry Hill

4th

14th

1995 Struttin’ with Billy Harry Hill

21st

17th

1996 Civil-Un-Rest Harry Hill

6th

17th

1997 Greater O’s on the go to Mexico Frank Voight Jr.

2nd

18th

1998 Friday Night at the Frat Frank Voight Jr.

2nd

8th (Tie)

1999 On the Town in Madhattan Tom Piccone Jr.

8th

13th

2000 Greater Overbrook’s Still Makin Music Jim Driadon

14th

16th

2001 Clowning Around City Hall Harry Hill

1st

15th

2002 Red Hot, Red Garter Revue Carmen Vitanza Sr.

17th

14th

2003 Overbrook’s a Wiz at Oz Harry Hill

3rd

17th

2004 Rock, Pop, and Patriotic Harry Hill

2nd

18th

2005 Jest-A-Nother Knight Joe Anderson

1st

16th

2006 Greater O’s Stirrin’ the Pot Perry DiMatteo

6th

15th

2007 Welcome to the Jungle Perry DiMatteo

5th

13th

2008 Haymazing Adventure Perry DiMatteo

3rd

11th

2009 Polar-ized Perry DiMatteo

4th

13th

2010 Memories of the Way We Were Jim Driadon

1st

15th

2011 The Sidewalks of New York Carmen Vitanza Sr.

16th

14th

2012 Fire Fightin’ Follies John Hicks

12th

15th

2013 Greater O’s Headin’ For The Hills Bill Razzano

1st

16th

2014 Show Boatin on Broad Street Bill Razzano

9th

15th (tie)

2015 Brazilliant Bill Razzano

2nd

15th

2016 Greater Overbrook is Havin’ a Hula-Va Mum Time Bill Razzano

2nd

14th

2017 Mum Potion #9 Bill Razzano

15th

15th

 

 

 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