Strawbery Banke American Lives timeline event, Saturday 1 July 2017

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate c. 1630 English pike drill and seventeenth-century camp life at the Strawbery Banke Museum’s American Lives:  A Timeline of Historical Reenactors on Saturday 1 July 2017 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  The museum has very kindly given the historical re-enactors their own day, rather than putting them alongside the naturalization ceremony on Independence Day.  (But we’ll miss the fireworks on the way home.)  Come and see us!

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Living History at the Pequot Museum, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June 2017

The Salem Trayned Band will participate in the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center‘s 17th Century Encampment event on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June 2017 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 5 June 2017

The Salem Trayned Band will march in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of MassachusettsJune Day parade on Monday 5 June 2017, 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 1 April 2017

We will participate in the National Guard and Second Corps Cadets Veterans Association’s 380th-anniversary commemoration of the first regimental muster in North America, in Salem, Massachusetts, on Saturday 1 April 2017.  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.  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 ’17

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate pike drill and offer a pike-drill workshop at Smith College’s ConBust ’17, on Saturday, March 25 , 2017 (short notice, I know) at 2:00 pm on Seelye Lawn.  In addition, we have members involved in programming throughout the weekend, including speaking at the Writing Believable Fight Scenes panel at 4:00 pm Saturday and  demonstrating more seventeenth-century goodness in the Swordswomen through the Ages demonstration at 1:30 Sunday afternoon.  And we’ll appear as our nineteenth-century selves at 11:00 am Saturday.  We hope to see you there!

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America’s Hometown Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Saturday 19 November 2016

We will participate in America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Saturday 19 November 2016.  We’ll march in the parade, 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 (which runs this year until 4:00 pm).  Come visit us!

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National Park Service Salem Maritime Festival, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2016

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 on Saturday 6 August 2016 in Salem, Massachusetts.  (The Festival is back to being a full-weekend event, but regrettably we can only be there on the Saturday this  year.)  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 the year before last–1812, anyone?).  But our friends The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers may be there portraying 1812, dancing in Federal (or, if you’re British or very Anglophilic, Regency) style.  We look forward to seeing all of our friends and fans at our tent by Derby Wharf.

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Strawbery Banke American Lives timeline event, Saturday 2 July 2016

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate c. 1630 English pike drill and seventeenth-century camp life at the Strawbery Banke Museum’s American Lives:  A Timeline of Historical Reenactors on Saturday 2 July 2016 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  The museum has very kindly given the historical re-enactors their own day, rather than putting them alongside the naturalization ceremony on Independence Day.  (But we’ll miss the fireworks on the way home.)  Come and see us!

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Living History at the Pequot Museum, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June 2016

The Salem Trayned Band will participate in the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center‘s 17th Century Encampment event on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June 2016 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 6 June 2016

The Salem Trayned Band will march in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of MassachusettsJune Day parade on Monday 6 June 2016, 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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