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The "Singing Trooper" Daniel Clark Performance
The Tewksbury Historical Society is pleased to present "The Singing Trooper" Daniel M. Clark on May 31st. History shows that singing, instruments and songs have been a part of warfare, history, and entertainment for centuries. The British and Americans during the Battle of Lexington/Concord and Bunker Hill both used fife and drum music to send battle orders to fighting soldiers. Yankee Doodle Dandy came from the French and Indian Wars where British troops used the ditty to make fun of Provincial troops but the Provincials like it so much, they sang it with pride to poke fun back at the Kings fighters. Trooper", Sgt Daniel M. Clark will perform on May 31st at the Tewksbury Senior Center. Mr. Clark will entertain with patriotic songs at 7:00pm. He will perform some Irish songs that highlight the history of Irish that moved to Tewksbury and overwhelmed the newly opened Tewksbury Almshouse (State Hospital) in the mid 1850's. During his 20-year-career he has sung with the Boston Pops and many other historical societies. He has sung the National Anthem at Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox games. The program is a fundraiser for the Society's Building and Acquisition Fund. This will also help fund the expenses of the Society and the Line-Of-March Memorial that the Society is sponsoring to honor Revolutionary War history and veterans. Members may purchase a ticket for $8.00 and non-members may purchase a ticket for $10.00. The Singing Trooper is very popular in Massachusetts so tickets are selling quickly. You may reserve tickets by emailing the TewksburyHistoricalSociety.com. Please leave the quantity needed and your name and phone number. Reservations may be paid for and picked up at the "WILL CALL" table. They may also be purchased any Tuesday between 3:30 and 5:30pm at the Tewksbury Public Library in the Local History Room.
Sgt. Daniel Clark is a retired State Policeman who is enormously popular. He has the ability to entertain and 'move' an audience and leave them feeling wonderful. He has a great audience voice and always 'touched' his audience and leaves them feeling wonderful and this has developed into a loyal following that never tire of his ability to perform. He had extensive military, and law enforcement experience but Daniel is now a full time entertainer and continues to travel the country with his powerful and electrifying performances that inspire all in attendance!
Asked to perform right out of the State Police Academy in 1985 he became a Trooper with the legendary Massachusetts State Police. In 1988 Governor Michael Dukakis heard Clark sing at a funeral for a fallen officer and introduced to "Kitty" Dukakis' father, Maestro Harry Ellis Dickson of the Boston Pops. In 1993 he was invited to sing "America the Beautiful" on the occasion of the song's 100th Anniversary on Cape Cod with Maestro Dickson for his first appearance with the Pops. He has since performed many times together over the next few years when in 1998Clark was invited to perform with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on "Pops goes the Fourth", a Fourth of July extravaganza televised nationally on A & E Television Network. As a result of this appearance People Magazine published a feature article on Clark, which prompted his appearances in the "Rosie O'Donnell Show" and the "Donnie and Marie Show" where he sang a duet "Danny Boy" with Donnie Osmond.
Remember, Society members may purchase a ticket for $8.00 and non-members may purchase a ticket for $10.00. You may reserve tickets by emailing the Society at TewksburyHistoricalSociety@msn.com. Please leave the quantity, name and phone number. Reservations may be paid for and picked up at the "WILL CALL" table. They may also be purchased at the door and any Tuesday between 3:30 and 5:30pm at the Tewksbury Public Library in the Local History Room.
Administrative Assistant Position
This position is a part time and serves the Officers and the Board of Directors. Job requirements for Administrative Assistant (AA) of the Tewksbury Historical Society are as follows:
The AA will attend Board of Directors meetings on a volunteer basis. The AA must be a member of the Tewksbury Historical Society.
The AA is responsible for event logistics and coordination with other volunteers. The AA will coordinate information for posters, and press releases. The AA will disseminate the event information to our website, social media and newspapers. The AA will coordinate various committee responsibilities for an event (Society Store, tickets if necessary, refreshments, & miscellaneous Sound/Power point).
The AA will compose & edit our newsletter.
The AA will coordinate with the Webmaster to assure website accuracy and up-to-date-posting. Recommendations to upgrade the website will be funneled through the AA to the Webmaster. The Administrative Assistant should be skilled in the use of various technology and will work with the Society's website to educate people about our history. The AA will learn Past Perfect Software and will aide the Treasurer in the Annual Fund Drive and help the Archive Committee with donations.
The Administrative Assistant should have a general knowledge of Tewksbury and American history.
The AA shall help and work at membership outreach on various projects. The more volunteers from the membership, the more effective the Society will become.
Appointment to this position will be by the recommendation of the Executive Board and shall be affirmed by the Board of Directors. The yearly salary for this position is $1,200.00.
Please email an application and your resume to:
We will not accept applications and resumes after Feb. 8, 2013. After reviewing applications, we will contact a select few for interviews.