Joseph A. Ferko String Band – Mystical Toy Soldier Revue (1984)


It has been a long time since I have seen anything that matches the over the top pageantry of something like this performance of the Mystical Toy Revue. I guess in some ways, broadcast television has taken a giant leap backwards since the 1980s.

About the Joseph A. Ferko String Band

Since 1922, the Joseph A. Ferko String Band has been entertaining audiences the world over. A participant in Philadelphia’s annual Mummers Parade, The Ferko String Band boasts the most successful record in the history of the parade. With more First prize finishes than any other band, and placing in the top 5 a remarkable 83 out of 89 parades, The Ferko String Band is a model of consistency and professionalism.

From New York to France, New Orleans to Italy, Texas to Hong Kong, and all points in between, The Ferko String Band has performed with its unique sound and elaborate costumes to people all over the world. Audiences of all ages sing and dance to the sights and sounds that are uniquely The Joseph A. Ferko String Band.


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