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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National Guard Heritage Muster, Salem, Massachusetts, Saturday 5 April 2014

We will participate in the National Guard and Salem Veterans Council’s 377th-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 10:15 am, and on Salem Common at 11:15, 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!

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Demonstration at ConBust ’14

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate pike drill at Smith College’s ConBust ’14, on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:00 noon on Seelye Lawn.  In addition, we’ll appear as our nineteenth-century selves at 2:00 pm, and we have members involved in programming at 10:00 am (Tribute to Tactical Tutors and Training), 5:00 pm (So You Think You Can Fight?), and 7:00 pm (Huzzah for Hollywood).  We hope to see you there!
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Demonstration at Arisia ’14

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate pike drill at Arisia ’14, on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 10:00 am, in Grand Ballroom A.  And on Saturday we’ll have appeared as our nineteenth-century alter egos.  Check our schedule on The Salem Zouaves’ site, and on Arisia’s on-line schedule.

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Massachusetts National Guard Open House at Camp Edwards, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2013

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.

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National Park Service Salem Maritime Festival, Saturday 3 August 2013

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.

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Aptucxet Trading Post, Bourne, Saturday 13 July 2013

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.

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Strawbery Banke American Celebration, Thursday 4 July 2013

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.

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