Quaker City presents our 1948 theme...

"King Of The Aztecs"

3rd Prize Performance | 2nd Place Captain

About This Year's Presentation

Writeup as featured in the 1948 edition of the Official New Year’s Day Program

The Quaker City String Band of today is the outgrowth of the original band that was organized in 1921 by Charles Richner. After a few years this group became known as the Wildwood String Band, and has always been one of the best. After reviving the old name, the new Quaker City String Band, with many of its original members, quickly became one of Philadelphia's outstanding musical organizations. Prize winners in 1935, 1940, 1944, 1945, and second in 1916 and 1947, the band has been under the able leadership of Captain Raymond Endriss.

Their theme, “King of the Aztecs”, Aztec warriors present their king to the city of Philadelphia. Costume is Gold cloth, the trousers and coat trimmed with Aztec designs of sequins. The head piece is the tribe's design topped by 50 white plumes. The cape is transparent velvet with red and white satin lining. Shoes are gold with a design on toe. There will be 70 playing members, a color guard of 8, marshals, and the captain. Captain-Ray Endriss will represent the "King of the Aztecs."

Musical Selections

  • N/A

Governing Officers

  • President: George Myers Sr.
  • Exec VP: John Walsh
  • Captain: Ray Endriss
  • Music Director: John Mayer
  • Recording Secretary: Frank Plunkett
  • Financial Secretary: John Adgate
  • Treasurer: Ray Endriss
  • Steward: John Hogg

Board of Directors

  • Joe Farrell
  • Rich Ford Sr.
  • Roy Hartranft
  • Joe Kelly Sr.
  • Bill Killian
  • Al Kull Sr.
  • Walt Lord
  • Charles Myers
  • Bill Power Sr.
  • James Quinn
  • Clem Rende
  • Al Sargent
  • Joe Strine Sr.

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