National Park Service Salem Maritime Festival, Saturday 1 August 2015

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate c. 1630 English pike drill and seventeenth-century camp life at the National Park Service’s Salem Maritime Festival from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday 1 August 2015 in Salem, Massachusetts.  Look for a photo of Paul and Andy that the NPS has put on the event page.  And this year, we’ll be there as our seventeenth-century selves, rather than masquerading in another period (as we did last year–1812, anyone?).  We look forward to seeing all of our friends and fans at our tent by Derby Wharf.

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Strawbery Banke American Celebration, Saturday 4 July 2015

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate c. 1630 English pike drill and seventeenth-century camp life at the Strawbery Banke Museum’s An American Celebration on Saturday 4 July 2015 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Our friends The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers will also be there, dancing in Federal (or, if you’re British or very Anglophilic, Regency) style.  Then we’ll see the fireworks of dozens of towns on our way home.  Come and see us!

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Living History at the Pequot Museum, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June 2015

The Salem Trayned Band will participate in the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center‘s Living History:  17th Century Encampment event on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June 2015 at the museum’s Mashantucket, Connecticut, location (warning:  the museum’s site says that “GPS directions to the Museum are not always reliable”).   We’ll be doing pike drill with audience participation, probably some musket drill, and perhaps some fencing.  As usual, we’ll have our giant tent and all of our gear.  And the nowadays rarely seen Blackwell’s Regiment will be there, too!  (In fact, they told the museum’s organizational staff about us.)  We hope to see you there.

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June Day Parade, Boston, Monday 1 June 2015

The Salem Trayned Band will march in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of MassachusettsJune Day parade on Monday 1 June 2015, in downtown Boston.  This annual event, held on the first Monday in June, recreates the Ancient and Honorables’ drumhead election.  It also closes Tremont Street, and other central streets, in the middle of a work day.  And they fire artillery salutes on Boston Common.  The parade steps off at noon.  It’s an event not to be missed.

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National Guard Heritage Muster, Salem, Massachusetts, Saturday 11 April 2015

We will participate in the National Guard and Salem Veterans Council’s 378th-anniversary commemoration of the first regimental muster in North America, in Salem, Massachusetts, on Saturday 5 April 2014.  The schedule includes ceremonies at Armory Park (in front of the National Park Service Visitor Center at 2 New Liberty Street) at 10:30 am, and on Salem Common at 11:30, with a short parade between the two at 11:00.  The First Muster is one of the two impressions in our original brief (the 1630 first militia is the other).  Come see it!

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Demonstration at ConBust ’15

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate pike drill and offer a pike-drill workshop at Smith College’s ConBust ’15, on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm on Seelye Lawn.  In addition, we’ll appear as our nineteenth-century selves at 6:00 pm, and we have members involved in programming throughout the day, including the Writing Believable Fight Scenes panel at 1:00 pm.  We hope to see you there!

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America’s Hometown Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November 2014

We will participate in America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November 2014.  We’ll march in the parade on Saturday, starting at 10:30 am, and will give a drill demonstration in the Portal to the Past historic village at 1:00 pm (or shortly after we return from the parade, whichever comes later).  We’ll have our tent set up in the historic village, on the green in Brewster Garden park, for the rest of the day on Saturday and on Sunday.  Come visit us!

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Strawbery Banke American Celebration, Friday 4 July 2014

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate c. 1630 English pike drill and seventeenth-century camp life at the Strawbery Banke Museum’s An American Celebration on Friday 4 July 2014 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Then we’ll see the fireworks of dozens of towns on our way home.

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June Day Parade, Boston, Monday 2 June 2014

The Salem Trayned Band will march in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of MassachusettsJune Day parade on Monday 2 June 2014, in downtown Boston.  This annual event, held on the first Monday in June, recreates the Ancient and Honorables’ drumhead election.  It also closes Tremont Street, and other central streets, in the middle of a work day.  And they fire artillery salutes on Boston Common.  The parade steps off at noon.  As a special treat, the Honourable Artillery Company of London, the second-oldest chartered military organization in the world (after the Pontifical Swiss Guard) will be visiting for the parade.  It’s an event not to be missed.

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Minuteman National Historical Park Armed Forces Day, Saturday 17 May 2014

The Salem Trayned Band will do Henry Hexham’s early-seventeenth-century pike drill at Minuteman National Historical Park in Lexington, Massachusetts on Armed Forces Day, Saturday 17 May 2014.  The event, Muskets, Pikes, Bayonets and Beyond, will take place at the park’s North Bridge Visitor Center from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  We go on at 11:00.  We’ll also appear as our nineteenth-century alter egos later in the day.  National Guard units and a variety of eighteenth-century re-enactors will be there as well.  Come see it!

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