Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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Celebrate 150 Years of Taps

100 Nights of Taps

Taps sounded every evening at 7 PM  in Gettysburg PA.
May 28-September 3, 2018
This will be at the Soldiers Monument in the
Gettysburg National Cemetery.

is sponsored by
The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania
The National Park Service
Taps For Veterans

Wendy Allen, Founder and Coordinator
Jari Villanueva, Bugle Coordinator

PRESS RELEASE – Taps in Gettysburg


100 Nights of Taps Gettysburg 2018 is happy to announce!

Kanstul Musical Instruments of California has agreed to build and donate a commemorative Bb regulation bugle for the One Hundred Nights of Taps Gettysburg 2018 program. The plan is to build the horn with a copper bell, finished in lacquer, and to engrave the bell with “One Hundred Nights of Taps,” Gettysburg 2018, built by Kanstul. It will truly be a very special bugle.

The bugle will be given away to one of the buglers who sounds Taps during the 100 Nights of Taps over the summer. A name will be picked at random on the last evening of the program.

Thank-You Kanstul!

100 Nights of Taps is open to buglers and trumpeters of all ages.

If you have any questions please contact us at:


  1. Please choose any date (only one) between Monday May 28 and Monday September 3, 2018 from schedule below.
  2. Send an email to GettysburgTaps@gmail.com requesting a date.
    You will need to include the following in your email:
    -Email and Phone:
    -Dates(s) selected for sounding Taps at Gettysburg
    -short background information (for any press releases)
    -Photo for press release
  3. You will receive an email response about the date within 24 hours of the request. (FIRST COME FIRST SERVED)
  4. A schedule will be posted on the TapsBugler.com website of the dates and buglers for the evening
  5. It is important that you keep us informed of any changes.
  6. We have a Face Book Group Page CLICK HERE FOR THE FB PAGE
    Please visit that page for updates regarding 100 Nights of Taps. It will be an active page during the summer.
  7. Important information.
    Buglers will be expected to report to the Gatehouse located by the entrance to the Cemetery on Baltimore Pike (Rte. 97) by 6:30 PM on the evening they sound Taps and will sound Taps at 7 PM sharp. There will be a representative there to greet each performer. During the summer there might be a special guest who will give a short presentation prior to Taps. We will also have special ceremonies on Memorial Day May 28, D-Day June 6, Flag Day June 14, Gettysburg Brass Band Festival on June 9, Independence Day July 4, VJ Day August 14 and Labor Day September 3. There will be other special events too. These will be announced on the Facebook Page and Website. This event is rain or shine. (Unless severe weather)Taps is a solemn honor to those who have died in service to our country and to those who are serving in uniform today. Please make every effort to perform this call in a dignified manner.Photos and video are allowed. We will post photos each day.No solicitation allowed unless approved ahead of time. No pets (unless it’s a service animal) are allowed in the cemetery.

-Military or Civilian dress (appropriate clothes please) If you wear a military uniform, veteran service organization, band uniform or any outfit representing a group, please wear the uniform in keeping with rules and regulations governing the wear.
-Civil War Re-enactors (Union only please)
-Any other US Military Re-enactors (WWI, WWII, etc..)
-You may use a bugle, cornet or trumpet
-Echo Taps will be allowed for this event if you are coming with another bugler. Please let us know ahead of time.
Taps performance guidelines can be found at http://tapsbugler.com/taps-performance-guidelines/

100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2018 is sponsored by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Taps For Veterans, and The National Park Service.
We encourage you to contact your local newspaper, television and other media to promote your performance at the 100 Nights of Taps. Please notify Wendy Allen at wallen_123@comcast.net if you are contacted by media so you can get a list of talking points about 100 Nights of Taps, The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and Taps For Veterans.

Thanks for taking of your time and talent to be part of 100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2018!


Monday May 28-Special Opening Night Ceremonies (all are welcome)
Tuesday May 29-Jeff Stockham, Syracuse, New York
Wednesday May 30-Robert Goodman, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Thursday May 31-Carl Schlager, Walkertown, North Carolina
Friday June 1-Todd Kirkwood, Greencastle, Pennsylvania
Saturday June 2-
David W. Miller, Pasadena, Maryland
Sunday June 3-Alex Hessler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Monday June 4-Cole Smith, Abbottstown, Pennsylvania
Tuesday June 5- Edward Webb, Port Deposit, Maryland
Wednesday June 6-Steven Synder, Rosendale, New York Commemorating D-Day
Thursday June 7-Larry DuPree, Cincinnati, Ohio
Friday June 8-Michelle Poczobut, Monroe, New York
Saturday June 9-Gettysburg Brass Band Festival Buglers-all are welcome
Sunday June 10-Amy Gabriele, Hartisburg, Pennsylvania

Monday June 11-Kenneth Bair, Landisburg, Pennsylvania
Tuesday June 12-Kevin McCarty, Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
Wednesday June 13-Louis DiLeo
Thursday June 14-David Drayer, Steelton, Pennsylvania
Friday June 15-Alan Tolbert, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday June 16-Harry Dillon Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Sunday June 17-John Baker, Elkridge, Maryland

Monday June 18-Wes Snyder, Dallastown, Pennsylvania
Tuesday June 19-Chuck Garretson and Bill Garretson, Corinth, Texas
Wednesday June 20- Russell E. Kratzer III, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Thursday June 21-Aidan Peterson, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Friday June 22-Aidan Peterson, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Saturday June 23-Tyler Moffitt, Glenville, Pennsylvania
Sunday June 24-Mitch Mummert, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Monday June 25-Priscilla C King, York, Pennsylvania
Tuesday June 26-Jim Steele, Jacksonville, Florida
Wednesday June 27-Tom Jenny, Napoleon, Ohio
Thursday June 28-Judith Shellenberger, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Friday June 29-Joseph Pittelli, Hobart, New York
Saturday June 30-Richard Stoud, Williamsburg, Virginia
Sunday July 1-Ralph Harris, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Monday July 2- Edward C Ruffennach, Jr, Cincinnati, Ohio
Tuesday July 3-Ralph E Brodt III, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Wednesday July 4-Special Guest Buglers-All are welcome
Thursday July 5- Max Osborn and Luke Fleming, Baltimore, Maryland
Friday July 6-Kraig Herman, York Pennsylvania
Saturday July 7-Len Morse, Silver Spring, Maryland
Sunday July 8-Joseph Dvorsky, Laurel, Maryland

Monday July 9-Robert Slamp, Huntsville, Alabama
Tuesday July 10-Ralph Horan, Brevard County, Florida
Wednesday July 11-Andrew Bisnett, Clifton Park, New York
Thursday July 12-David T. Bechtel, Indianapolis, Indiana
Friday July 13-Kenny Bierschenk, West Chester, Ohio
Saturday July 14-John R. Thomas, Bangor, Maine
Sunday July 15-Doug Leadbitter and Jason Ortiz, Columbia, South Carolina

Monday July 16-Rob Severson, Deephaven, Minnesota
Tuesday July 17-Justin Nurin, Baltimore, Maryland
Wednesday July 18Brandon Augustine, Hanover, Pennsylvania
Thursday July 19-Ivan E. Frantz, Jr., York, Pennsylvania
Friday July 20-Dave Galpern, Hyattsville, Maryland
Saturday July 21-Jim and Chris Bonner, Mechanicsville, Virginia
Sunday July 22-Wes Snyder, Dallastown, Pennsylvania

Monday July 23-Rob Taggart, Green Bank, West Virginia
Tuesday July 24- Harold L Collins II, Sevierville, Tennessee
Wednesday July 25-John Schmitt, Baltimore Maryland
Thursday July 26-Jordyn Myers, York, Pennsylvania
Friday July 27-Damon Morris, Kulpmont, Pennsylvania
Saturday July 28-Ronald Glazer, Clear Spring, Maryland
Sunday July 29-Tom Rudolph, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday July 30-Christopher Braun, Kettering, Ohio
Tuesday July 31-Robert Sedlock, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Wednesday August 1-James W Shufelt, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
Thursday August 2-Sam Ivey, Argyle TWP, Maine
Friday August 3-David W. Miller, Pasadena, Maryland
Saturday August 4-Nicholas Brown, Washington DC
Sunday August 5-Doug Gonya, Manassas, Virginia

Monday August 6-Priscilla C King, York, Pennsylvania
Tuesday August 7-Linda Bell, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Wednesday August 8-Albert Trapani, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Thursday August 9-Abbie Betz, Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Friday August 10-Ryan Gebhart, East Berlin, Pennsylvania
Saturday August 11-Keith DeFontes, Parkville, Maryland
Sunday August 12-Marty Madden, Steubenville, Ohio

Monday August 13-Scott Ludwig, Hudson, Maine
Tuesday August 14-David Conklin, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Wednesday August 15-Priscilla C King, York, Pennsylvania

Thursday August 16-Paul H. Belser, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Friday August 17-Lacinda and Kevin Rushton, Anderson Indianapolis, Indiana
Saturday August 18- Randy Ferrie, Simpsonville, South Carolina
Sunday August 19-Wesley Thompson,

Monday August 20-CJ Perosi, Pasadena, Maryland
Tuesday August 21-Aidan Philip Languedoc, Stonington, Connecticut
Wednesday August 22-Kevin Czarnik, Lexington, Michigan
Thursday August 23-Richard Barnes, Severna Park, Maryland
Friday August 24-Don Roeder, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Saturday August 25-Robert Balmer, Warren, Michigan
Sunday August 26-Geoff Spangler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Monday August 27-Mark LaSarge, Traverse City, Michigan
Tuesday August 28-Bill Vann, Lakeport, California
Wednesday August 29-Jari Villanueva, Baltimore, Maryland
Thursday August 30-David Drayer, Steelton, Pennsylvania
Friday August 31-Mitch Mummert, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday September 1-Steven E. Snyder, Rosendale, New York
Sunday September 2-Charles Aschmann, Fort Valley, Virginia
Monday September 3- All are welcome for our closing ceremony.

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