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“ Welcome to Tapsbugler! Helping provide Taps for Veterans at military funerals is important to us! Please contact us on information about providing a live bugler to sound Taps at the ceremony for your loved one. Just click on Find A Bugler below. Please explore the website and I hope you come away with a little more knowledge about this great American treasure we have in those 24 notes. ”

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This page contains extensive articles on the subjects of taps, bugles, buglers, history, events, and news. Browse by tags or categories to find articles of interest.

THE LETTER

THE LETTER A 9-year old’s letter to a US Army Bugler in 1963. Several days after the state funeral for President John F. Kennedy on November 25, 1963, a young boy named Eddie Hunter sat at a Royal typewriter and wrote a letter to Sergeant Keith Clark of the US Army Band. Several days after […]

THE COURAGE OF SAM BIRD

READER’S DIGEST, May, 1989 “I didn’t learn about leadership and the strength of character it requires from an Ivy League graduate course.  I learned by watching one tall captain with proud bearing and penetrating eyes.” THE COURAGE OF SAM BIRD By B. T. Collins I met Capt. Samuel R. Bird on a dusty road near An Khe, South Vietnam, one hot […]

Learning to play the Bugle

Learning to play the bugle. How do I start? Where do I get a bugle? Every week I receive an email from someone who is interested in learning to play the bugle. Their desire is to play for military funerals when a live bugler can’t be found. With the decrease of support from active duty […]

What is Veterans Day?

Some thoughts and suggestions for ways to honor our nation’s veterans While I applaud Americans who honor our nation’s military dead, I always wonder why there are so many memorial services held in cemeteries on November 11, Veterans’ Day. It seems people are confusing Veterans Day with Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day for […]

Happy Birthday John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854-March 6,1932) November 6 is the birthday of one of my heroes, John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). Most remember him for his marches they may have played in school or from hearing the “The Stars and Stripes Forever” during Independence Day celebrations. Many recall the almost caricaturistic portrayal of him in the […]

Daniel Adams Butterfield

DANIEL ADAMS BUTTERFIELD 1831-1901 Who was the general whose name is associated with Taps?  Daniel Adams Butterfield was born in Utica, New York, on October 31, 1831.  He was the third son (of nine children) born to John Butterfield and Malinda Baker Butterfield.  John Butterfield (1801-1869) was a prominent Utica businessman who pioneered the transportation […]

Boy Scouts of America March by Sousa

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA MARCH BY JOHN PHILIP SOUSA Sousa wrote this march for the Boy Scouts of America after a request from Dr. Charles D. Hart. Sousa was a great supporter of Scouting who believed it was a powerful force in teaching Americanism.    A very melodic march, the bugle march is used as […]

BUGLES AND SCOUTING

  BUGLES AND SCOUTING by BRUCE MCCREA http://familyandscoutinghistory.com/index.php/bugles-and-scouting Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of World Scouting, introduced the idea of Boy Scouting to the British public with the 1908 publication of his book SCOUTING FOR BOYS. On page 44 of that book, he included the music for “The Scout’s Call” with the caption “For scout master […]

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  1. THE LETTER
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  4. What is Veterans Day?
  5. Happy Birthday John Philip Sousa