Take the King's Shilling

 

AFTER ACTION REPORT

The week of 11 May, 2015, a small contingent visited 3 schools.

Tuesday, May 12

Eric Niehaus, Paul Dooley and Rob Lee visited St Raphael's School In Medford, MA. We Spent 90 Minutes with 30 Students in period dress at their Colonial Day. Included were a very impressive traveling museum, excellent questions and spirited marching and drilling.

Special Thanks to Linda Franzack for hosting us!

Friday, May 15: A great day!

A.M.

Alexei Kraytman, Paul Kraytman, Eric Niehaus and Rob Lee visited two schools: The Hosmer School in Watertown and the Burbank School in Belmont.

In Watertown, our 4th year visiting, we met with 80 students and instructed them in marching and drilling and entertained many excellent questions. Thanks to Susan Monfette for hosting.

We stopped for coffee at the Town Diner and met Light Infantry Alum RODNEY FERNALD ca 1973...he sends his best.

P.M.

The Burbank School Colonial Day started with food...really good food... Beef Stew, Chicken Pie, Roasted vegetables, snickerdoodles and cider. A photo of the 10th was prominently displayed on the Colonial History timeline. We met with 6 groups of about dozen kids throughout the afternoon, touching on topics from taxes to wigs, marching outdoors. This is a really fantastic Colonial Day.

Thanks to Lisa O'Sullivan for having us.

PHOTOS by and thanks to Paul Kraytman.

ALL 3 schools have invited us back for next year!

Your Servant,

Sgt. Rob Lee
Grenadier Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

2017

School Visits

April

Friday 7th
Seven Hills Charter Public School, Worcester, MA
0930hrs

Friday 28th
Proctor Elementary School, Northborough, MA
Time TBA

May

Friday 12th
Burbank School, Belmont, MA
1215hrs

Friday 19th
Colonial Days
Stratton Elementary, Arlington, MA
1300hrs

Wednesday 24th
Brooks Elementary School, Medford, MA
0830hrs

Wednesday 24th
St Raphael Parish School, Medford, MA
1130hrs

June

Wednesday 14th
Job Lane School, Bedford, MA
0830-1100hrs


Parades

Patriot's Day
Monday, April 17th
Concord: 0930hrs
Lexington: 1400hrs

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29th
Andover, MA

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4th
Needham, MA


Town Faires & Celebrations

Colonial Faire, Littleton, MA
Saturday, June 17th

Sudbury Faire,
Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA
Saturday, Sept. 30th


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITE THE TENTH

Studying the American Revolution in school? Having a Parade or Town Celebration? Add some history and color to your event by having the Tenth Regiment appear.

On Parade

His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot marching in the Needham, MA July 4th Parade with Colours waving and bayonets fixed.














Members of the Tenth Regiment routinely make visits to schools to provide an interactive program explaining the British soldier's point of view. The Regiment marches in Parades and participates in other activies associated with local celebrations. We also have appeared in various documentary films and even added a little color to a few weddings.

With Mike Rowe

In 2012, the Tenth Regiment helped Mike Rowe film "How Booze Built America" for the Discovery Channel.

If interested, simply contact us to make arrangements. Generally, for school visits, we need at least a one month advance notice. Please contact Serjeant Rob Lee for more information. For Parades, Municipal Celebrations and other appearances, we need to know by February to get your event on our schedule. Please contact our Adjutant Major Michael V. Graves. Even if you still are planning your event and it is after February, please contact Major Graves to check our availability.


Burbank School

May 2015, Sjt. Rob Lee, Cpl. Eric Niehaus, and Drummer Alexei Kraytman visit the Burbank School, "Colonial Days," Belmount, MA (photo courtesy of Paul Kraytman)



Hosmer School

May 2015, Cpl. Eric Niehaus (left), Sjt. Rob Lee and Drummer Alexei Kraytman (right) visit the Hosmer School in Watertown, MA (photo courtesy of Paul Kraytman)



Wedding

In 2014, Cpl. Gonzalez of the Grenadier Company was married, complete with a full Regimental parade outside of the church.












Cpl. Niehaus and Colonel O'Shaughnessy pose with a potential recruit at the 2015 New England Camera Club Council Photo Conference, Amherst, MA.

















What does it cost? School visits are part of our educational mission and therefore are free, although we always are willing to accept donations to cover the costs of these programs. For Parades, we do charge a fee, but for this, you get the entire Regiment, Grenadiers, Light Infantry, Music, our Colours, and our Corps of Civilian Volunteers. Fees for other events may be negotiated depending upon the size and scope of your event.