Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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Celebrate 150 Years of Taps

100 Nights of Taps

Taps sounded every evening at 7 PM by the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg PA. starting May 29, 2017 and ending September 4
This will be at the Soldiers Monument at the
Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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

This is open to all buglers and trumpeters of all ages.
Participants will be expected to report to the
monument by 6:30 PM on the evening they sound Taps and sound Taps at 7 PM sharp.
There will be a representative there to greet each performer.

If you have any questions please contact us at:


1. Please choose any date (or you can pick more than one) between Monday May 31 and Monday September 4

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)
-Optional photo

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 below of the dates and buglers for the evening

5. It is important that you keep us informed of any changes.


7. Important information.
This event is rain or shine
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 dress appropriately
-Military or Civilian dress (appropriate clothes please)
-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.


Monday May 29-Jari Villanueva and other buglers (all are welcome)
Tuesday May 30-Carl Schlager, North Carolina Bugler USAF Veteran
Wednesday May 31-Jim Little, USAF Veteran, Texas State Chair of the National Band Association
Thursday June 1
Friday June 2
Saturday June 3
Sunday June 4-Ron Glazer, Command Chief Master Sergeant, West Virginia ANG

Monday June 5-Pricilla King, Pick Music
Tuesday June 6 
Wednesday June 7 
Thursday June 8
Friday June 9-John Thomas, USAF Colonel (ret) Maine Bugler
Saturday June 10-Buglers from Gettysburg Brass Festival
Sunday June 11-Bob Slamp, Mifflin Guard Bugler

Monday June 12-James Cherven, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Battery  H
Tuesday June 13 
Wednesday June 14
Thursday June 15
Friday June 16
Saturday June 17 
Sunday June 18

Monday June 19
Tuesday June 20
Wednesday June 21
Thursday June 22
Friday June 23
Saturday June 24
Sunday June 25

Monday June 26-Wes Synder, US Army Veteran
Tuesday June 27 
Wednesday June 28 
Thursday June 29
Friday June 30-John Thomas, USAF Colonel (ret) Maine Bugler
Saturday July 1-David Michel, Civil War Bugler
Sunday July 2-Kenny Bierschenk, Westside Community Band-Cincinnati, Ohio

Monday July 3-Aidan Peterson
Tuesday July 4-Special Guest Buglers
Wednesday July 5
Thursday July 6
Friday July 7
Saturday July 8-John Thomas, USAF Colonel (ret) Maine Bugler
Sunday July 9-John Thomas, USAF Colonel (ret) Maine Bugler

Monday July 10
Tuesday July 11
Wednesday July 12
Thursday July 13
Friday July 14
Saturday July 15-Brian and Drew Wilkie, Father-Son soloists that have marched with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps
Sunday July 16

Monday July 17
Tuesday July 18
Wednesday July 18
Thursday July 20
Friday July 21
Saturday July 22
Sunday July 23

Monday July 24
Tuesday July 25
Wednesday July 26
Thursday July 27
Friday July 28-James Cherven, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Battery  H
Saturday July 29-James Cherven, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Battery  H
Sunday July 30

Monday July 31
Tuesday August 1
Wednesday August 2
Thursday August 3
Friday August 4
Saturday August 5
Sunday August 6

Monday August 7
Tuesday August 8
Wednesday August 9
Thursday August 10
Friday August 11
Saturday August 12
Sunday August 13

Monday August 14-Jari Villanueva, Taps Bugler (In Memory of Don Hubbard)
Tuesday August 15
Wednesday August 16
Thursday August 17
Friday August 18
Saturday August 19
Sunday August 20

Monday August 21
Tuesday August 22 
Wednesday August 23
Thursday August 24
Friday August 25
Saturday August 26
Sunday August 27

Monday August 28
Tuesday August 29
Wednesday August 30
Thursday August 31
Friday September 1
Saturday September 2
Sunday September 3
Monday September 4-Jari Villanueva, Taps Bugler

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