Ready to judge

These four youngsters each have earned a seat at the Fancy Brigades Finale Family Show’s judging table. 

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Wizards and 

My theme would be “Wizards and Warlocks” because I think it would be a good idea if people dressed up as them. The float would be a big spell book [with] people dancing around with brooms in their hands. Genies would then pretend to come out of their cups. Everyone in it would have fake magic wands, giving them out to the people on the sidelines. Then everybody will be pretending to do their magic while everyone’s having a great time.

I really want to do “Wizards and Warlocks” to keep the spirit of magic around. I would want all the people having fun. Enjoying their time on New Year’s. I like this theme a lot because I don’t think anyone’s seen anything like it. You have probably seen movies about wizards and warlocks. So now you can see it in real-life form. I hope you like this theme as much as I do.

Tia Tropea

Age 11

South Philadelphia

Inside a Children’s Book

My theme would be “Inside a Children’s Book. “Some books are “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Red Riding Hood” and “Goldilocks.” [The characters] would come up and do a short and important part of their story. They would be at or near the end of the parade.

They would have two floats — one with all the good main characters and one with all the bad main characters. The good float would have fake, full trees and a light blue background. The villain float [would have] a purplish background with fake, lifeless trees. Also, [it would have] a smoke machine so it could be foggy. [The good float would have] Jack, Hansel, Gretel, Red Riding Hood and her grandmom. The villain float would have the Witch, Big Bad Wolf, the Giant and the Three Bears. The music would be flat piano for the villain float and calm, sharp piano for [the] good float. This would be my Mummers’ theme that I would create.

Cameron Strickland

Age 12

South Philadelphia

Broad Wars

My theme of [the] parade would be “Broad Wars.” First, I like the title because “Star Wars” is my favorite movie. Every Mummer would be in different costumes of the characters, and would play the music from the movie. Dancing parts can show parts of each movie, but the finale would be all characters dancing “Gangnam Style.”

Joseph Clark Jr.

Age 9

Southwest Philly


My Mummers’ Parade theme would be about the Asian nationality consisting of both the eastern and southeastern countries.

The reason why I chose the theme is because I am Asian. Secondly, I think Asians should be more involved and represented in the groups, and can be part of the fun stuff. Thirdly, all groups and their nationalities should be combined.

The Asian nationality theme representing the different countries would be a great success. If it was the actual Mummers’ theme, it would be great. Asians would now be included in the groups.

Tristan Angud

Age 13

South Philadelphia

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