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Taps Vs. Last Post

Taps Vs. The Last Post A look at two iconic bugle calls Of all the bugle signals sounded in the world, the two that stand out as music of remembrance are the American bugle call Taps and its Commonwealth counterpart The Last Post. With the exception of a few, most bugle calls are only a […]

William Carson Medal of Honor Bugler

William J. Carson was one of about twenty Civil War Musicians to receive the Medal of Honor. He is the only musician ever to receive the medal for musical duties. Born in Westmorland County, Pa., in 1840, he had grown up in Ohio. On September 2, 1861, he enlisted at Greenfield, Ohio in the 15th […]

Leo Foster WWI Bugler

Remembering forgotten veterans of World War I By Ashley Strickland, CNN Nov 2014 CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/11/us/remembering-wwi-veterans/?cid=homepage-ob-gc&iref=obnetwork Foster, far right, with his fellow buglers. (CNN) — In 1917, at age 24, Leo Foster went from being a musician to an instrument of war. The La Crosse, Wisconsin, native isn’t in any textbook. His name didn’t go down […]

Sounds of Remembrance

Sounds of Remembrance On November 11, 1918 World War I came to and end with the Armistice that took effect at 11 am. Thus was born the phrase: “The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” As the war came to an end bugles were sounded including a rendition of Taps General […]

When the Moment Came, He Was Ready!

The Story of Firefighter Julius Pontecorvo Originally published in The New York Brass Conference, 2002 Journal During the weeks and months which have followed the terrible tragedy of September 11th, 2001, Julius Pontecorvo, Official Bugler of the New York City Fire Department, has had the somber duty and privilege to perform “Taps” for many FDNY […]

From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

A bugle, a soldier, and a real hero of September 11th Above is a photo of US Army PFC Ira Rolston sounding a captured Viet Cong bugle in the Ia Drang Valley Battle in 1965. I found this picture some time ago while researching at the National Archives. The picture floored me as here appeared […]

Baseball and The Star-Spangled-Banner

Baseball and The Star-Spangled-Banner It is performed at the start of every professional sports contest. Played by instrumentalists or sung by vocalists, it has become part of a tradition in the United States to recognize and honor the nation before the start of an event. Nor has this practice been confined to sports. Many band […]

Hitting the High Notes

Hitting the High Notes…For Those that say I have one of the worst Jobs. My preparation is always the same. My instrument is so highly polished, that even on a dark day, its gleaming on all sides and angles. A mirror of every visible image. The carrying case is dark and deep black with a […]

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  1. Taps Vs. Last Post
  2. William Carson Medal of Honor Bugler
  3. Leo Foster WWI Bugler
  4. Sounds of Remembrance
  5. When the Moment Came, He Was Ready!