The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate c. 1630 English pike drill and seventeenth-century camp life at the Massachusetts National Guard’s fourth annual Open House at Camp Edwards, Joint Base Cape Cod (formerly the Massachusetts Military Reservation), on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2013. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and fans at our giant tent.
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 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm on Saturday 3 August 2013 in Salem, Massachusetts. Look for a photo of Paul and Andy that the NPS has put on the event page, although–whoops–they seem to have left us off the list of exhibitors. Nevertheless, we look forward to seeing all of our friends and fans at our tent by Derby Wharf.
The Salem Trayned Band will visit Bourne’s Aptucxet Trading Post for their Colonial Day event on Saturday 13 July 2013 at the invitation of Plymouth’s New Plimmoth Gard. We may also be there the following day, Sunday 14 July, for more seventeenth-century fun (meaning drill, of course—what could be better?) with the NPG.
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 Thursday 4 July 2013 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Then we’ll see the fireworks of dozens of towns on our way home.
The Salem Trayned Band will spend the weekend of 22 and 23 June at Salem Pioneer Village 1630 to help celebrate its opening weekend. As Gordon College has recently declined to continue managing the site, it may also be the only open weekend of the season. The New Plimmoth Gard, of that other colony a bit to the south, will join us; you should, too. Come see us—and the Village, while you still can.
The Salem Trayned Band will march in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts’ June Day parade on Monday 3 June 2013, 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.
We will participate in the National Guard and Salem Veterans Council’s 376th-anniversary commemoration of the first regimental muster in North America, in Salem, Massachusetts, on Saturday 6 April 2013. The schedule includes ceremonies at Armory Park and on Salem Common, with a short parade between the two. The First Muster is one of the two impressions in our original brief (the 1630 first militia is the other). Come see it!
The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate pike drill at Smith College’s ConBust ’13, on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm on Seelye Lawn.
The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate pike drill at Arisia ’13, on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:00 am in Grand Ballroom AB. From the Arisia ’13 Schedule:
Massachusetts Bay Colony 1630 Pike Drill
When the first English colonists came to America, they expected to have to fight. Muskets and pikes dominated the battlefields of Europe, and would soon decide Britain’s fate in the English Civil Wars. See the Salem Trayned Band, a re-enactment unit portraying the militia of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in its earliest years, demonstrate how the colonists brought this military technology, including sixteen-foot pikes, to the New World.
We will participate in America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2012. 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 Gardens park, for the rest of the day on Saturday and on Sunday. Come visit us!